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Film Honors: 1993

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 Support

Leonardo DiCaprio (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape)
André Dussollier (Un cœur en hiver)
Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List)
John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire)
Sean Penn (Carlito’s Way)

Actress Support

Embeth Davidtz (Schindler’s List)
Gong Li (Bawang Bie Ji)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Short Cuts)
Claudette Maillé (Como agua para chocolate)
Emma Thompson (In the Name of the Father)

Sound Designing

The Fugitive
Jurassic Park
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Schindler’s List
What’s Love Got to Do with It

Picture Editing

Bawang Bie Ji
Jurassic Park
Schindler’s List
Trois couleurs: Bleu
Vale Abraão


Robert Altman (Short Cuts)
Jane Campion (The Piano)
Kaige Chen (Bawang Bie Ji)
Krzysztof Kieslowski (Trois couleurs: Bleu)
Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List)


Michael Ballhaus (The Age of Innocence)
Changwei Gu (Bawang Bie Ji)
Conrad L. Hall (Searching for Bobby Fischer)
Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List)
Slawomir Idziak (Trois couleurs: Bleu)

Cast Ensemble

Bawang Bie Ji
Dazed and Confused
Schindler’s List
Short Cuts
True Romance

Actress Lead

Emmanuelle Béart (Un cœur en hiver)
Juliette Binoche (Trois couleurs: Bleu)
Holly Hunter (The Piano)
Gong Li (Qiu Ju da guan si)
Tilda Swinton (Orlando)

Set Designing

The Age of Innocence
Bawang Bie Ji
The Remains of the Day
Schindler’s List

Costume Designing

The Age of Innocence
Bawang Bie Ji
The Piano
Schindler’s List

Actor Lead

Daniel Day-Lewis (In the Name of the Father)
Tom Hanks (Philadelphia)
Anthony Hopkins (The Remains of the Day)
David Thewlis (Naked)
Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire)

Special Effects

Free Willy
The Fugitive
Jurassic Park
The Nightmare Before Christmas

Screenwriting Original

Jane Campion (The Piano)
Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, Jeff Arch (Sleepless in Seattle)
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz (Trois couleurs: Bleu)
Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus (Xi yan)
Mike Leigh (Naked)

Screenwriting Adapted

Frank Barhydt, Robert Altman (Short Cuts)
Laura Esquivel (Como agua para chocolate)
Lillian Lee, Wei Lu (Bawang Bie Ji)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (The Remains of the Day)
Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List)

Score Composing

Randy Edelman (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story)
Danny Elfman (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
Michael Nyman (The Piano)
Zbigniew Preisner (Trois couleurs: Bleu)
John Williams (Schindler’s List)

Motion Picture

Bawang Bie Ji (Chen Kaige) China
Como agua para chocolate (Alfonso Arau) Mexico
Naked (Mike Leigh) UK
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick) USA
Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme) USA
The Piano (Jane Campion) New Zealand / Australia / France
Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg) USA
Short Cuts (Robert Altman) USA
Trois couleurs: Bleu (Krzysztof Kieślowski) France / Poland / Switzerland
Un cœur en hiver (Claude Sautet) France

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