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Film Honors: 1986

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.


Screenwriting Adapted

Claude Berri, Gérard Brach (Jean de Florette)
Claude Berri, Gérard Brach (Manon des Sources)
Camille de Casabianca, Alain Cavalier (Thérèse)
Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans (Stand by Me)
Michael Mann (Manhunter)

Screenwriting Original

Woody Allen (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Denys Arcand (Le Déclin de l’empire américain)
Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell (Crocodile Dundee)
David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
Marie Rivière, Éric Rohmer (Le rayon vert)

Costume Design

Jean de Florette
Manon des Sources
The Mission

Set Design

The Name of the Rose

Sound Design

Top Gun
Ying hung boon sik

Actor Support

Daniel Auteuil (Jean de Florette)
Michael Caine (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet)
Yves Montand (Manon des Sources)
Tom Noonan (Manhunter)

Picture Editing

The Color of Money
Ying hung boon sik

Actress Support

Hélène Alexandridis (Thérèse)
Emmanuelle Béart (Manon des Sources)
Barbara Hershey (Hannah and Her Sisters)
Piper Laurie (Children of a Lesser God)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Color of Money)

Cast Ensemble

Le Déclin de l’empire américain
Hannah and Her Sisters
Manon des Sources
Stand by Me


Claude Berri (Jean de Florette)
James Cameron (Aliens)
Alain Cavalier (Thérèse)
David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
Michael Mann (Manhunter)


Chris Menges (The Mission)
Bruno Nuytten (Jean de Florette)
Bruno Nuytten (Manon des Sources)
Jean-François Robin (37°2 le matin)
Philippe Rousselot (Thérèse)

Special Effects

Big Trouble in Little China
The Fly
Short Circuit

Actor Lead

Jean-Hugues Anglade (37°2 le matin)
Daniel Auteuil (Manon des Sources)
Gérard Depardieu (Jean de Florette)
Yves Montand (Jean de Florette)
Gary Oldman (Sid and Nancy)

Score Composing

John Barry (Peggy Sue Got Married)
James Horner (Aliens)
Ennio Morricone (The Mission)
Jean-Claude Petit (Jean de Florette)
Gabriel Yared (37°2 le matin)

Actress Lead

Béatrice Dalle (37°2 le matin)
Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God)
Catherine Mouchet (Thérèse)
Sigourney Weaver (Aliens)
Chloe Webb (Sid and Nancy)

Motion Picture

37°2 le matin (Jean-Jacques Beineix) France
Aliens (James Cameron) USA
Blue Velvet (David Lynch) USA
Le Déclin de l’empire américain (Denys Arcand) Canada
Jean de Florette (Claude Berri) France / Italy
Manhunter (Michael Mann) USA
Manon des Sources (Claude Berri) France / Italy / Switzerland
Platoon (Oliver Stone) USA
Stand by Me (Rob Reiner) USA
Thérèse (Alain Cavalier) France


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