the year-end project:
2018, 2017201620152014201320122011, 
2010200920082007200620052004200320022001
20001999199819971996, 1995 (Exotica, below)... 199419931992, 199119901989198819871986198519841983
198219811980, 1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-591950-54
1940-491930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index


1995: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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  1. Exotica (dir: Atom Egoyan; US Release Date)

  2. Dead Man (dir: Jim Jarmusch)

  3. Safe (dir: Todd Haynes)

  4. Devil in a Blue Dress (dir: Carl Franklin)

  5. To Die For (dir: Gus Van Sant)

  6. Clockers (dir: Spike Lee)

  7. Clueless (dir: Amy Heckerling)

  8. The Addiction (dir: Abel Ferrara)

  9. Heat (dir: Michael Mann)

  10. The Bridges of Madison County (dir: Clint Eastwood)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 12 Monkeys (dir: Terry Gilliam), Babe (dir: Chris Noonan), Casino (dir: Martin Socrsese), Crumb (dir: Terry Zwigoff), Fallen Angels (dir: Wong Kar-Wai), Kicking and Screaming (dir: Noah Baumbach), Leaving Las Vegas (dir: Mike Figgis), A Little Princess (dir: Alfonso Cuaron), Maborosi (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda), Se7en (dir: David Fincher), Showgirls (dir: Paul Verhoeven), Strange Days (dir: Kathryn Bigelow), The Usual Suspects (dir: Bryan Singer) and Welcome to the Dollhouse (dir: Todd Solondz)


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Best Film of the Year: Exotica
Director: Atom Egoyan Producer: Atom Egoyan and Camelia Frieberg
US Distributor: Miramax


  Jim Jarmusch (seated) with Johnny Depp and tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, in 1995

Jim Jarmusch (seated) with Johnny Depp and tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw, in 1995

Best Director:
1. Jim Jarmusch, Dead Man
2. Todd Haynes, Safe
3. Atom Egoyan, Exotica
4. Gus Van Sant, To Die For
5. Carl Franklin, Devil in a Blue Dress

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  Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin’s  Devil in a Blue Dress

Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin’s Devil in a Blue Dress

Best Actor:
1. Denzel Washington, Devil in a Blue Dress
2. Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County
3. Morgan Freeman, Se7en
4. Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas
5. Al Pacino, Heat

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  Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's     To Die For

Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's To Die For

Best Actress:
1. Nicole Kidman, To Die For
2. Elisabeth Shue, Leaving Las Vegas
3. Sharon Stone, Casino
4. Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County
5. Julianne Moore, Safe

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  Keith David and Mekhi Phifer in Spike Lee's  Clockers

Keith David and Mekhi Phifer in Spike Lee's Clockers

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Keith David, Clockers
2. Don Cheadle, Devil in a Blue Dress
3. Joaquin Phoenix, To Die For
4. Kevin Spacey, Se7en
5. Christopher Walken, The Addiction


  Brittany Murphy, Alicia Silverstone and Jeremy Sisto in Amy Heckerling's     Clueless

Brittany Murphy, Alicia Silverstone and Jeremy Sisto in Amy Heckerling's Clueless

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Brittany Murphy, Clueless
2. Regina Taylor, Clockers
3. Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility
4. Gina Gershon, Showgirls
5. Mare Winningham, Georgia


  Mia Kirshner and Arsinée Khanjian in Atom Egoyan's  Exotica

Mia Kirshner and Arsinée Khanjian in Atom Egoyan's Exotica

Best Original Screenplay:
1. Exotica — Atom Egoyan
 2. Welcome to the Dollhouse – Todd Solondz
3. Clueless – Amy Heckerling
4. Heat — Michael Mann
5. Kicking and Screaming — Noah Baumbach

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  Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin's  Devil in a Blue Dress

Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Devil in a Blue Dress — Carl Franklin
2. Clockers – Richard Price and Spike Lee
3. To Die For – Buck Henry
4. 12 Monkeys – David Webb Peoples and Janet Peoples
5. Leaving Las Vegas — Mike Figgis

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  Ron Perlman and Judith Vittet in Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's  The City of Lost Children

Ron Perlman and Judith Vittet in Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's The City of Lost Children

Best Cinematography:
1. City of Lost Children – Darius Khondji
2. A Little Princess — Emmanuel Lubezki
3. Dead Man – Robby Müller
4. Strange Days — Matthew F. Leonetti
5. Sense and Sensibility — Michael Coulter

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  Kevin Pollack, William Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey in Bryan Singer's  The Usual Suspects

Kevin Pollack, William Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey in Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects

Best Original Score:
1. The Usual Suspects – John Ottman

2. 12 Monkeys – Paul Buckmaster
3. A Little Princess – Patrick Doyle
4. Clockers – Terence Blanchard
5. Exotica — Mychael Danna

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  Al Pacino in Michael Mann's  Heat

Al Pacino in Michael Mann's Heat

Best Film Editing:
 1. Heat – Dov Koeing, Pasquale Buba, Tom Rolf and William Goldenberg
2. The Usual Suspects – John Ottman
3. Casino — Thelma Schoonmaker
4. 12 Monkeys – Mick Audsley
5. Exotica — Susan Shipton

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  Bruce Willis in Terry Gilliam's  Twelve Monkeys

Bruce Willis in Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys

Best Production Design:
1. 12 Monkeys – Jeffrey Beecroft and Crispian Sallis
2. City of Lost Children – Marc Caro, Jean Rabasse, Aline Bonetto, Georges Mougine, Denis Ozenne and Marie-Laure Valla
3. Braveheart — Tom Sanders and Peter Howitt
4. Babe — Roger Ford and Kerrie Brown
5. Devil in a Blue Dress — Gary Frutkoff and Kathryn Peters

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  Sharon Stone in Martin Scorsese's  Casino

Sharon Stone in Martin Scorsese's Casino

Best Costume Design:
1. Casino — Rita Ryack and John Dunn

2. 12 Monkeys — Julie Weiss
3. Sense and Sensibility — Jenny Beavan and John Bright
4. Richard III — Shuna Harwood
5. City of Lost Children — Jean-Paul Gaultier

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Best Documentary Feature: Terry Zwigoff, Crumb
Best Animated Feature: John Lasseter, Toy Story

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Best Ensemble Cast: Devil in a Blue Dress
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Noah Baumbach, Kicking and Screaming

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Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Michael Mann; in alphabetical order): Jennifer Beals, Jernard Burks (pictured), Lisa Nicole Carson, Mauray Chaykin, Don Cheadle, Albert Hall, Terry Kinney, Tom Sizemore, Denzel Washington (pictured) and Mel Winkler

Best First Feature: Olivia d'Abo and Josh Hamilton (pictured) in Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming


the year-end project: 
2018, 201720162014201320122011, 201020092008
200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996, 1995... 199419931992, 19911990198919881987198619851984,
19831982198119801975-791970-741965-691960-641955-59
1950-541940-49, 1930-391920-29 + Superlatives Index