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Film Honors: 1994

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

Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show)
Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George)
Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption)
Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire)
Robin Swicord (Little Women)

Actor Support

Gary Oldman (Léon: The Professional)
John Turturro (Quiz Show)
Tom Cruise (Interview with the Vampire)
Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
Martin Landau (Ed Wood)

Costume Designing

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Bullets Over Broadway
Ed Wood
Interview with the Vampire
La reine Margot

Set Designing

Bullets Over Broadway
Interview with the Vampire
La reine Margot
Little Women
The Madness of King George

Screenwriting Original

Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral)
Hal Hartley (Amateur)
Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
Whit Stillman (Barcelona)
Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction)

Score Composing

Goran Bregovic (La reine Margot)
Thomas Newman (Little Women)
Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption)
Zbigniew Preisner (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
Eric Serra (Léon: The Professional)

Sound Designing

Heavenly Creatures
Léon: The Professional
The Mask
True Lies

Actor Lead

Daniel Auteuil (La séparation)
Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption)
Nigel Hawthorne (The Madness of King George)
Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption)
Jean-Louis Trintignant (Trois couleurs: Rouge)

Actress Lead

Isabelle Adjani (La reine Margot)
Isabelle Huppert (La séparation)
Irène Jacob (Trois couleurs: Rouge)
Natalie Portman (Léon: The Professional)
Kate Winslet (Heavenly Creatures)

Actress Support

Kirsten Dunst (Interview with the Vampire)
Jennifer Jason leigh (The Hudsucker Proxy)
Virna Lisi (La reine Margot)
Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction)
Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway)

Picture Editing

Léon: The Professional
Natural Born Killers
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Trois couleurs: Rouge


Thierry Arbogast (Léon: The Professional)
Roger Deakins (The Hudsucker Proxy)
Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption)
Andrzej Sekula (Pulp Fiction)
Piotr Sobocinski (Trois couleurs: Rouge)

Special Effects

Forrest Gump
The Mask
True Lies

Cast Ensemble

Bullets Over Broadway
Ed Wood
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Natural Born Killers
Pulp Fiction


Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional)
Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption)
Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Trois couleurs: Blanc)
Krzysztof Kieślowski (Trois couleurs: Rouge)

Motion Picture

Exotica (Atom Egoyan) Canada
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) New Zealand
La reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau) France / Italy / Germany
La séparation (Christian Vincent) France
Léon: The Professional (Luc Besson) France
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) USA
Shallow Grave (Danny Boyle) UK
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont) USA
Trois couleurs: Blanc (Krzysztof Kieślowski) France / Poland / Switzerland
Trois couleurs: Rouge (Krzysztof Kieślowski) France / Poland / Switzerland

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