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 if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.


Russell Boyd (The Year of Living Dangerously)
Jordan Cronenweth (Blade Runner)
Ron Fricke (Koyaanisqatsi)
Sven Nykvist (Fanny och Alexander)
Xaver Schwarzenberger (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)
Dean Semler (The Road Warrior)
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)
Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria)
Tuesday Weld (Author! Author!)
Sean Young (Blade Runner)

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)
Maurice Jarre (The Year of Living Dangerously)
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)
Jessica Lange (Frances)
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)
John Carpenter (The Thing)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)
George Miller (The Road Warrior)
Sydney Pollack (Tootsie)
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)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer (Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss)
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)
Éric Rohmer (Le beau mariage)

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
Missing (Costa-Gavras) USA
The Road Warrior (George Miller) Australia
Tootsie (Sydney Pollack) USA
Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards) UK / USA