Film Honors: 1988

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.

Picture Editing

Die Hard
Hotaru no haka
Powaqqatsi
Tonari no Totoro
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Actress Support

María Barranco (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)
Juliette Binoche (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
Anita Kanwar (Salaam Bombay!)
Jodhi May (A World Apart)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Liaisons)

Sound Designing

Akira
Die Hard
Hotaru no haka
Tonari no Totoro
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Special Effects

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Die Hard
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Willow

Actress Lead

Isabella Adjani (Camille Claudel)
Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons)
Isabelle Huppert (Une affaire de femmes)
Carmen Maura (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)
Sigourney Weaver (Gorillas in the Mist)

Cinematography

Graham Berry, Leonidas Zourdoumis (Powaqqatsi)
Peter Biziou (A World Apart)
Blasco Giurato (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
Philippe Rousselot (Dangerous Liaisons)
Carlo Varini (The Big Blue)

Set Designing

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Dangerous Liaisons
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Willow

Costume Designing

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beetlejuice
Camille Claudel
Dangerous Liaisons
Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Score Composing

Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice)
Philip Glass (Powaqqatsi)
James Horner (Willow)
Ennio Morricone, Andrea Morricone (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
Gabriel Yared (Camille Claudel)

Cast Ensemble

A Fish Called Wanda
Beetlejuice
Dangerous Liaisons
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
Scrooged

Actor Support

Salvatore Cascio (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)
Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda)
Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda)
Alan Rickamn (Die Hard)
Shafiq Syed (Salaam Bombay!)

Actor Lead

Gerard Depardieu (Camille Claudel)
Gene Hackman (Mississippi Burning)
Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man)
John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons)
Philippe Noiret (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

Directing

Pedro Almodóvar (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Krótki film o milosci)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Krótki film o zabijaniu)
John McTiernan (Die Hard)
Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!)

Screenwriting Adapted

Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue (Scrooged)
Anna Hamilton Phelan, Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist)
Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons)
Isao Takahata (Hotaru no haka)

Screenwriting Original

Pedro Almodóvar (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)
John Cleese, Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)
Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Anne Spielberg, Gary Ross (Big)
Giuseppe Tornatore (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

Motion Picture

Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten) France
Dangerous Liaisons (Stephen Frears) USA
Die Hard (John McTiernan) USA
Hotaru no haka (Isao Takahata) Japan
Krótki film o milosci (Krzysztof Kieślowski) Poland
Krótki film o zabijaniu (Krzysztof Kieślowski) Poland
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Pedro Almodóvar) Spain
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore) Italy
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair) India
Tonari no Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki) Japan

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