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1994: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Ed Wood (dir: Tim Burton)
  2. Hoop Dreams (dir: Steve James)
  3. Pulp Fiction (dir: Quentin Tarantino)
  4. To Live (dir: Zhang Yimou)
  5. Heavenly Creatures (dir: Peter Jackson)
  6. Red (dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  7. Wild Reeds (dir: Andre Techine)
  8. Chungking Express (dir: Wong Kar-Wai)
  9. Queen Margot (dir: Patrice Chereau)
  10. Speed (dir: Jan de Bont)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Cemetery Man (dir: Michele Soavi), Crooklyn (dir: Spike Lee), Dumb & Dumber (dir: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (dir: Neil Jordan), Leon: The Professional (dir: Luc Besson), Serial Mom (dir: John Waters) and The Shawshank Redemption (dir: Frank Darabont)

Best Film of the Year: Ed Wood
Producers: Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi

US Distributor: Touchstone

Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp and Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of Ed Wood

Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp and Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of Ed Wood

Best Director:
1. Tim Burton, Ed Wood
2. Zhang Yimou, To Live
3. Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
4. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Red
5. Peter Jackson, Heavenly Creatures


Johnny Depp and Martin Landau in Tim Burton's Ed Wood

Johnny Depp and Martin Landau in Tim Burton's Ed Wood

Best Actor:
1. Johnny Depp, Ed Wood
2. John Travolta, Pulp Fiction
3. Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump
4. Jim Carrey, Dumb & Dumber
5. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption


Kate Winslet in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures

Kate Winslet in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures

Best Actress:
1. Kate Winslet, Heavenly Creatures
2. Gong Li, To Live
3. Natalie Portman, Leon: The Professional
4. Isabelle Adjani, Queen Margot
5. Kathleen Turner, Serial Mom


Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction

2. Martin Landau, Ed Wood
3. Bill Paxton, True Lies
4. Robert Downey, Jr., Natural Born Killers
5. Eric Stoltz, Pulp Fiction


Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction

2. Kirsten Dunst, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
3. Virna Lisi, Queen Margot
4. Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway
5. Robin Wright, Forrest Gump


Bronagh Gallagher, John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Eric Stoltz in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Bronagh Gallagher, John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Eric Stoltz in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Pulp Fiction – Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary
2. Wild Reeds – Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand and Andre Techine 
3. Red – Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz
4. The Last Seduction – Steve Barancik
5. Dumb & Dumber – Bobby Farrelly, Peter Ferrelly, and Bennett Yellin


Gong Li and Ge You in Zhang Yimou's To Live

Gong Li and Ge You in Zhang Yimou's To Live

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. To Live — Wei Lu and Hua Yu

2. Ed Wood — Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
3. The Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont
4. Queen Margot – Daniele Thompson and Patrice Chereau

5. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice


Jennifer Jason Leigh in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Hudsucker Proxy

Jennifer Jason Leigh in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Hudsucker Proxy

Best Cinematography:
1. The Hudsucker Proxy — Roger Deakins

2. Chungking Express – Christopher Doyle and Lau Wai-keung
3. Ed Wood – Stefan Czapsky
4. The Shawshank Redemption — Roger Deakins
5. Red – Piotr Sobocinski


Irene Jacob in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Red

Irene Jacob in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Red

Best Original Score:
1. Red – Zbiginiew Preisner

2. Ed Wood – Howard Shore
 3. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles – Elliot Goldenthal
4. Leon: The Professional – Eric Serra

5. The Shawshank Redemption   Thomas Newman


Anna Falchi (and Rupert Everett, foreground) in Michele Soavi's Cemetery Man

Anna Falchi (and Rupert Everett, foreground) in Michele Soavi's Cemetery Man

Best Film Editing:
1. Cemetery Man — Franco Fraticelli
2. Speed — John Wright 
3. Hoop Dreams
– Steve James, William Haugse and Frederick Marx
4. True Lies – Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt and Richard A. Harris
5. Ed Wood — Chris Lebenzon


A board room full of bald white men in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Hudsucker Proxy

A board room full of bald white men in Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Hudsucker Proxy

Best Production Design:
1. The Hudsucker Proxy – Dennis Gassner and Nancy Haigh
2. The Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
3. Queen Margot – Richard Peduzzi and Olivier Radot
4. Legends of the Fall — Lilly Kilvert and Dorree Cooper
5. Timecop — Phillip Harrison, Anna Marie Corbett and Rose Marie McSherry


Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp and Hugo Weaving in Stephan Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp and Hugo Weaving in Stephan Elliott's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Best Costume Design:
1. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel
 
2. Queen Margot — Moidele Bickel

3. The Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles — Sandy Powell
4. Bullets Over Broadway Jeffrey Kurland
5. Little Women — Colleen Atwood


Best Ensemble Cast: Pulp Fiction
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Jan de Bont, Speed 

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Quentin Tarantino; in alphabetical order): Rosanna Arquette, Maria de Medeiros, Peter Greene, Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Phil LaMarr, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Frank Whaley, Duane Whitaker and Bruce Willis in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Best First Feature: Jan de Bont, Speed

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