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Film Honors: 1991

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.

Actor Lead

Warren Beatty (Bugsy)
Jeff Bridges (The Fisher King)
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
John Turturro (Barton Fink)
Robin Williams (The Fisher King)

Actor Support

Ned Beatty (Hear My Song)
Jean-Claude Dreyfus (Delicatessen)
John Goodman (Barton Fink)
Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs)
Alan Rickman (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)

Special Effects

Predator 2
The Rocketeer
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Sound Designing

Beauty and the Beast
La Femme Nikita
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Costume Designing

The Addams Family
Barton Fink
Prospero’s Books
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Set Designing

The Addams Family
Barton Fink
Prospero’s Books

Screenwriting Adapted

Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle (The Commitments)
David Cronenberg, Bill Strait (Naked Lunch)
Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski (Fried Green Tomatoes)
Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar (JFK)
Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs)

Screenwriting Original

Gilles Adrien, Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (Barton Fink)
Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise)
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz (La double vie de Veronique)
Richard Linklater (Slacker)

Picture Editing

La double vie de Veronique
La Femme Nikita
The Silence of the Lambs
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Score Composing

Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast)
Zbigniew Preisner (La double vie de Veronique)
Howard Shore (The Silence of the Lambs)
Ennio Morricone (Bugsy)
John Williams (JFK)

Actress Support

Annette Bening (Bugsy)
Marie-Laure Dougnac (Delicatessen)
Jane Horrocks (Life Is Sweet)
Kate Nelligan (Frankie and Johnny)
Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King)

Actress Lead

Geena Davis (Thelma and Louise)
Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs)
Irène Jacob (La double vie de Veronique)
Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita)
Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise)

Cast Ensemble

The Commitments


Thierry Arbogast (La Femme Nikita)
Adrian Biddle (Thelma and Louise)
Roger Deakins (Barton Fink)
Darius Khondji (Delicatessen)
Slawomir Idziak (La double vie de Veronique)


Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita)
James Cameron (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (Barton Fink)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (La double vie de Veronique)

Motion Picture

Barton Fink (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen) USA
Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise) USA
The Commitments (Alan Parker) Ireland / UK / USA
Delicatessen (Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet) France
La double vie de Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski) France / Poland / Norway
La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson) France / Italy
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme) USA
Slacker (Richard Linklater) USA
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron) USA
Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott) USA


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