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1994: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Ed Wood (dir: Tim Burton)
  2. Pulp Fiction (dir: Quentin Tarantino)
  3. Hoop Dreams (dir: Steve James)
  4. Red (dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  5. To Live (dir: Zhang Yimou)
  6. Cold Water (dir: Olivier Assayas)
  7. Bitter Moon (dir: Roman Polanski; US Release Date)
  8. Wild Reeds (dir: Andre Techine)
  9. Crooklyn (dir: Spike Lee)
  10. Serial Mom (dir: John Waters)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Chungking Express (dir: Wong Kar-Wai), Dumb & Dumber (dir: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly), Heavenly Creatures (dir: Peter Jackson), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (dir: Neil Jordan), Leon: The Professional (dir: Luc Besson), Queen Margot (dir: Patrice Chereau), Speed (dir: Jan de Bont), and White (dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski)


Best Film of the Year: Ed Wood
Director: Tim Burton 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. Olivier Assayas, Cold Water

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  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. Peter Coyote, Bitter Moon
4. Jim Carrey, Dumb & Dumber
5. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption

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   Gong Li in Zhang Yimou's  To Live

Gong Li in Zhang Yimou's To Live

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

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   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. Cold Water — Olivier Assayas
3. Wild Reeds
– Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand and Andre Techine 
4. Serial Mom — John Waters
5. Heavenly Creatures — Frances Walsh and Peter Jackson

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   Sarah Jessica Parker and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's  Ed Wood

Sarah Jessica Parker and Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Ed Wood

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1.
 Ed Wood — Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski  
2. To Live — Wei Lu and Hua Yu
3. The Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont
4. Bitter Moon — Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach, John Brownjohn

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

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   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


   Johnny Depp and Patricia Arquette in Tim Burton's  Ed Wood

Johnny Depp and Patricia Arquette in Tim Burton's Ed Wood

Best Original Score:
1. 
Ed Wood – Howard Shore
2. Forrest Gump — Alan Silvestri
 3. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles – Elliot Goldenthal
4. Bitter Moon — Michael Nyman

5. Red – Zbiginiew Preisner

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   Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in Jan de Bont's  Speed

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in Jan de Bont's Speed

Best Film Editing:
1. Speed — John Wright
2. Pulp Fiction — Sally Menke
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

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  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 Documentary Feature: Steve James, Hoop Dreams
Best Animated Feature: Michael Schaack, Felidae 

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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 (pictured), Harvey Keitel (pictured), Phil LaMarr, Amanda Plummer, Ving Rhames, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, John Travolta (pictured), Christopher Walken, Frank Whaley, Duane Whitaker and Bruce Willis in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

Best First Feature: Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock (pictured) in Jan de Bont's Speed


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