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Film Honors: 1982

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices based on viewings.



Jordan Cronenweth (Blade Runner)
Ron Fricke (Koyaanisqatsi)
Sven Nykvist (Fanny och Alexander)
Xaver Schwarzenberger (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)
Billy Williams, Ronnie Taylor (Gandhi)

Picture Editing

Blade Runner
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Road Warrior

Sound Designing

Blade Runner
Conan the Barbarian
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Road Warrior
The Thing

Special Effects

Blade Runner
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Thing

Actress Support

Teri Garr (Tootsie)
Linda Hunt (The Year of Living Dangerously)
Jessica Lange (Tootsie)
Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria)

Actor Support

André Dussollier (Le beau mariage)
Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman)
Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner)
Robert Preston (Victor/Victoria)
Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior)

Score composing

Philip Glass (Koyaanisqatsi)
Basil Poledouris (Conan the Barbarian)
Ravi Shankar, George Fenton (Gandhi)
Vangelis (Blade Runner)
John Williams (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)

Costume Designing

Blade Runner
Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
The Road Warrior

Set Designing

Blade Runner
Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Cast Ensemble

Blade Runner
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Fanny och Alexander

Actor Lead

Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie)
Ben Kingsley (Gandhi)
Jack Lemmon (Missing)
Paul Newman (The Verdict)
Al Pacino (Author! Author!)

Actress Lead

Julie Andrews (Victor/Victoria)
Béatrice Romand (Le beau mariage)
Sissy Spacek (Missing)
Meryl Streep (Sophie’s Choice)
Rosel Zech (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)


Ingmar Bergman (Fanny och Alexander)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)
George Miller (The Road Warrior)
Ridley Scott (Blade Runner)
Steven Spielberg (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)

Screenwriting Adapted

Blake Edwards (Victor/Victoria)
Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples (Blade Runner)
Costa-Gavras, Donald E. Stewart (Missing)
David Mamet (The Verdict)
Alan J. Pakula (Sophie’s Choice)

Screenwriting Original

Ingmar Bergman (Fanny och Alexander)
Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, Don McGuire, Barry Levinson, Elaine May (Tootsie)
Israel Horovitz (Author! Author!)
Barry Levinson (Diner)
Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)

Motion Picture

Author! Author! (Arthur Hiller) USA
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott) USA / Hong Kong
Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) West Germany
Diner (Barry Levinson) USA
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg) USA
Fanny och Alexander (Ingmar Bergman) Sweden / France / West Germany
Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio) USA
The Road Warrior (George Miller) Australia
Tootsie (Sydney Pollack) USA
Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards) UK / USA


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