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Posted Today, 01:01 AM

The 1984 Berlin International Film Festival winners were…

 

Best Actor

Albert Finney, The Dresser* (83)

 

Best Actresses

Inna Churikova, War Time Romance* (83)

Monica Vitti, Flirt* (83)

 

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The 1984 Cannes Film Festival winners were…

 

Best Actors

Francisco Rabal and Alfredo Landa, The Holy Innocents*

 

Best Actress

Helen Mirren, Cal



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Posted Yesterday, 03:57 PM

The Golden Globe Awards for 1984 were …

 

Best Actor in a Drama

F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus*

Jeff Bridges, Starman

Albert Finney, Under the Volcano

Tom Hulce, Amadeus

Sam Waterston, The Killing Fields

 

Best Actress in a Drama

Sally Field, Places In the Heart* 

Diane Keaton, Mrs. Soffel

Jessica Lange, Country

Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians

Sissy Spacek, The River

 

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

Dudley Moore, Micki and Maude*

Steve Martin, All of Me

Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop

Bill Murray, Ghostbusters

Robin Williams, Moscow on the Hudson

 

Best Actresses in a Comedy or Musical

Kathleen Turner, Romancing the Stone*

Anne Bancroft, Garbo Talks

Mia Farrow, Broadway Danny Rose

Shelly Long, irreconcilable Differences

Lily Tomlin, All of Me

 

Best Supporting Actor

Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields*

Adolph Caesar, A Soldier’s Story

Richard Crenna, The Flamingo Kid

Jeffrey Jones, Amadeus

Pat Morita, The Karate Kid

 

Best Supporting Actress

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India*

Drew Barrymore, Irreconcilable Differences

Kim Basinger, The Natural

Jacqueline Bisset, Under the Volcano

Melanie Griffith, Body Double

Christine Lahti, Swing Shift

Lesley Ann Warren, Songwriter



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Posted Yesterday, 12:24 PM

Lawrence, I believe we both listed Harry Dean Stanton's performance in Repo Man.  I had him down as a lead and you supporting.  But I see we also had different picks for the supporting player(s).  My pick was Fox Harris (1936-1988) who played the delightfully deranged driver of the '64 Chevy Malibu that carried the alien in its trunk.  Judging by his short imdb bio, Fox Harris specialized in this type of eccentric role in his all too short film career.

 

I rewatched Repo Man the other day, right after The Hit, because it had been a long time and I wanted to see how everything stacked up. I stand by Stanton as supporting, despite his top billing, as he's only in half of the movie at most, and Emilio Estevez is the only real lead. I read that Harris was a last minute choice for the role of the weirdo driving the alien car, as the first two choices of Lance Henriksen and Dennis Hopper both proved unworkable. Harris had fun with the role, though, and I'm glad he got it.

 

My other choice was Sy Richardson as Lite, another of the repo men, and the one Estevez rides with the most other than Stanton. Richardson was a regular in director Alex Cox's films, but I think this was his best role. I love how Bud (Stanton) lays out the code of conduct for repo men, and then Lite breaks every one of those rules.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:49 AM

I'm pleased to see the acknowledgement that some of the performances in Broadway Danny Rose are receiving here. This film has long been a particular favourite of mine when it comes to Woody Allen's career.

 

It's not regarded as one of his big films like Annie Hall or Hannah and Her Sisters. While it has some fast patter it has little in common with the early films in Allen's career, his "funny" films period. What impacts me about Broadway Danny Rose is that this is one of the few films of the comedian that is openly sentimental, though the sentiment is, mercifully, never overdone.

 

Danny Rose was a different role for Woody, too. Rather than being one of his usual narcissistic characters wrapped up with himself, Danny Rose has a big heart. He's a small time show biz promoter (promoting, in many cases, street busker types or children's party entertainers) who genuinely cares about his clients.

 

Rose promotes acts that no one else would go near - a woman who uses water filled glasses as musical instruments, a middle aged guy with a bird act whose birds, unfortunately, keep getting eaten by cats. But along the way he may also find an act that has some talent (in this case a paunchy over-the hill Italian singer), as well as running into some Italian gangsters and a tough, cynical moll of those gangsters who initially laughs at him and plays him for a cornball, but, ultimately, feel pangs of guilt for her eventual betrayal of him.

 

This is where the film really soars (in its own modest way), through Mia Farrow's remarkable portrayal of the tough babe who has never really dealt with a "schnook" like the warm hearted Rose who cares about others. It's a joy to watch Allen and Farrow share scenes together and, yes, in at least one scene (that when she asks a Rose she has hurt for forgiveness) I got a little misty eyed.

 

There's a brief sequence in this film that I love. It's the little party with pizza slices being handed out by Danny at Rose's small apartment for his show big clients. There's the lady playing a tune on her water glasses again, along with a parrot dressed in clothes with a small hat on his head. One of Danny's old time clients is excitedly stuttering.

 

These are people who probably don't have many other places to go, but, when they're together like this, in these cramped little quarters, they're family. There's a warmth and humanity at the core of this scene. It's a glimpse of kindred souls who briefly find solace in one another's company, safe from the coldness of the streets outside.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:23 AM

Best Supporting Actor of 1984

 

8.  FOX HARRIS (J. Frank Parnell), Repo Man

 

Lawrence, I believe we both listed Harry Dean Stanton's performance in Repo Man.  I had him down as a lead and you supporting.  But I see we also had different picks for the supporting player(s).  My pick was Fox Harris (1936-1988) who played the delightfully deranged driver of the '64 Chevy Malibu that carried the alien in its trunk.  Judging by his short imdb bio, Fox Harris specialized in this type of eccentric role in his all too short film career.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:53 AM

Here are Danny Peary’s Alternate Oscar choices for 1984.  Winners in bold.  

 

Best Actor

Albert Finney, Under the Volcano*

F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus

Victor Banjeree, A Passage to India

Tom Hanks, Splash

Joe Morton, The Brother From Another Planet

 

Best Actress

Kathleen Turner, Romancing the Stone*

Judy Davis, A Passage to India

Sally Field, Places In the Heart

Daryl Hannah, Splash

Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles

Kathleen Turner, Crimes of Passion

Lesley Ann Warren, Choose Me

 

 

And here are Michael Gerbert’s Golden Armchair choices for 1984:

 

Best Actor

Steve Martin, All of Me*

 

Best Actress

Lesley Ann Warren, Choose Me*



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Posted Yesterday, 12:30 AM

The BAFTA Awards for 1984 were ….

 

Best Actor

Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields

Tom Courtenay, The Dresser (83)

Albert Finney, The Dresser (83)

Sam Waterston, The Killing Fields

 

Best Actress

Maggie Smith, A Private Function*

Helen Mirre, Cal

Meryl Streep, Silkwood (83)

Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment (83)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Denholm Elliott, A Private Function*

Michael Elphnick, Gorky Park

Ian Holm, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Ralph Richardson, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

 

Best Supporting Actress

 

Liz Smith, A Private Function*

Eileen Atkins, The Dresser (83)

Tuesday Weld, Once Upon a Time in America

Cher, Silkwood (83)



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:37 PM

The National Society of Film Critics Awards for 1984 were …

 

Best Actor

Steve Martin, All of Me*

Albert Finney, Under the Volcano

Robin Williams, Moscow on the Hudson

 

Best Actress

Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians*

Kathleen Turner, Crimes of Passion and Romancing the Stone

 

Best Supporting Actor

John Malkovich, Places In the Heart and The Killing Fields*

Ralph Richardson, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

 

Best Supporting Actress

Melanie Griffith, Body Double*

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 02:06 PM

Also in the trove of interviews with John Hurt that were shown on Saturday on the BBC were comments on his roles in Midnight Express (1978) and The Elephant Man (1980).   He credited the make up, hair, costumer and director with helping him find the character in Midnight Express.  That too would be obvious with The Elephant Man but he added that he chose the voice of a middle class person as that is what Merrick would have aspired to be.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:07 PM

Nice write up on John Hurt, Bogie. I was very saddened by his recent death, although I knew it may have been coming sooner rather than later.

 

I wanted to mention another performance of Hurt's from this year that I nominated. In The Hit, Hurt plays Braddock, a gangland killer of very few words. He and his young apprentice, played by a very blond Tim Roth, are tasked with catching informant Terence Stamp, delivering him to the gangster that he informed on, and then killing him. Stamp starts playing subtle mind games with his captors, and Roth is easily rattled. But Hurt remains stoic, unwavering and as cold-blooded as a snake. Or is he? 

 

I rewatched this a couple of days ago, and I was very impressed by the subtlety of Hurt's performance. He has very little dialogue, and much of the time he's wearing dark sunglasses, so even his eyes are hidden from the viewer. But he communicates his emotional state very well through body language, the movement of hands, the set of his shoulders, the tilt of his head. Hurt had some experience acting with most of the actor's tools hidden from view, most notably in The Elephant Man. And here he also manages to convey a full, developed character with very little of the usual elements (dialogue and eye work) that are common in film work.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:51 PM

The Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for 1984 were…

 

Best Actor

Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields

 

Best Actress

Judy Davis, A Passage to India

 

Best Supporting Actor

John Malkovich, Places In the Heart and The Killing Fields

 

Best Supporting Actress

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India

 

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The National Board of Review Awards for 1984 were…

 

Best Actor

Victor Banjeree, A Passage to India

 

Best Actress

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India

 

Best Supporting Actor

John Malkovich, Places In the Heart

 

Best Supporting Actress

Sabine Azema, A Sunday In the Country



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 09:31 AM

Best Actor of 1984

 

7.  JOHN HURT (Bob Champion), Champions

 

and ...

 

JOHN HURT (Winston Smith) Nineteen Eighty-Four

 

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Champions is a beautiful film and one of Sir John Hurt's (1940-2017) very best.  He plays Bob Champion who won the Grand National Steeple Chase after being diagnosed with cancer.  Yesterday on the BBC they had a program which spun together many interviews of John Hurt.  Actress, Sylvia Sims narrates this series.  Hurt talked about Champions managing to succeed despite having several strikes against it: you know the ending and it is a cancer film.  He also spoke of losing his girlfriend of 16 years, French model Marie-Lise Volpeliere-Pierrot (shown below) in a horsing accident when they were preparing for this film.

 

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My all-time favourite performances by Sir John are two from television: The Naked Civil Servant (1975) and I, Claudius (1976).  But according to him his very best performance by a country mile is in Love and Death on Long Island (1997).  He went as far as to say that it was the culmination of everything he knew about acting.  I must admit that I myself was not that enamoured by that film but I should take another look at it solely for John's performance in it.

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:32 AM

Here are my choices of the 100 films I've seen from 1984 for…

 

Best Actor of 1984

 

1.  ALBERT FINNEY (British Vice Consul, Geoffrey Firmin/”William Blackstone”), Under the Volcano

2.  F. MURRAY ABRAHAM (Antonio Salieri), Amadeus

3.  TOM HULCE (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Amadeus

4.  ANTHONY HOPKINS (Lieutenant William Bligh), The Bounty

5.  HAING S. NGOR (Dith Pran), The Killing Fields

 

6.  STEVE MARTIN (Roger Cobb), All of Me

7.  JOHN HURT (Bob Champion), Champions

8.  JEFF BRIDGES (“Starman”/”Scott Hayden”), Starman

9.  MEL GIBSON (Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian), The Bounty

10. WOODY ALLEN (Danny Rose), Broadway Danny Rose

 

and ...

 

LAURENCE OLIVIER (Henry Breasley), The Ebony Tower

SAM SHEPARD (Gil Ivy), Country

NICK NOLTE (Seymour Flint), Grace Quigley

BILL PATERSON (Alan “Dickie” Bird), Comfort and Joy

HARRY DEAN STANTON (Bud), Repo Man

ROBERT DUVALL (Joe Hillerman), The Stone Boy

TERENCE STAMP (Willie Parker), The Hit

MICKEY ROURKE (Charlie), The Pope of Greenwich Village

MICHAEL MCKEAN (David St. Hubbins), This Is Spinal Tap

CHRISTOPHER GUEST (Nigel Tufnel), This Is Spinal Tap

HARRY DEAN STANTON (Travis Clay Henderson), Paris, Texas

JOHN HURT (Winston Smith) Nineteen Eighty-Four

JOHN LONE (“the Iceman”/”Charlie”), Iceman


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:27 AM

Here are my choices of the 100 films I've seen from 1984 for…

 

Best Actress of 1984

 

1.  JESSICA LANGE (Jewell Ivy), Country

2.  SALLY FIELD (Edna Spalding), Places In the Heart

3.  SABINE AZEMA (Elisabeth Sutter), L’Amour a Mort

4.  JACQUELINE BISSET (Yvonne Firmin), Under the Volcano

5.  GOLDIE HAWN (Kay Walsh), Swing Shift

 

6.  GENEVIEVE BUJOLD (Dr. Nancy Lovell/”Dr. Love”/"Ann"), Choose Me

7.  SISSY SPACEK (Mae Garvey), The River

8.  KATHARINE HEPBURN (Grace Quigley), Grace Quigley

9.  JUDY DAVIS (Miss Adella Quested), A Passage to India

10. MIA FARROW (Tina Vitale), Broadway Danny Rose

 

and ...

 

LESLEY ANN WARREN (Eve/"Jane"/"Diane"/"Karen"), Choose Me

VANESSA REDGRAVE (Olive Chancellor), The Bostonians

FRANCES MCDORMAND (Abby Marty), Blood Simple

SWATILEKHA CHATTERJEE (Bimala Choudhury), The Home and the World


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:18 AM

1984: Danny Peary refused to give awards for 1965. He was wrong. 1984 is the year when no one deserves to win, so I'll leave the top spots empty. 
 
ACTOR:
1. NOBODY
2. F. Murray Abraham - Amadeus
3. Rupert Everett - Another Country
4. Gene Wilder - The Woman in Red
5. Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
6. Craig Wasson - Body Double
7. Dan Aykroyd - Ghostbusters
8. Eddie Murphy - Beverly Hills Cop
9. Kevin Bacon - Footloose
10. Robert De Niro - Once Upon a Time in America

ACTRESS:
1. NOBODY
2. Carmen Maura - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
3. Jodie Foster - The Hotel New Hampshire
4. Daryl Hannah - Splash
5. Kathleen Turner - Romancing the Stone
6. Heather Langenkamp - A Nightmare on Elm Street
7. Kelly LeBrock - The Woman in Red
8. Mia Farrow - Broadway Danny Rose
9. Nastassja Kinski - Maria's Lovers
10. Goldie Hawn - Protocol

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
1. NOBODY
2. Colin Firth - Another Country
3. Denzel Washington - A Soldier's Story
4. Danny DeVito - Romancing the Stone
5. Eugene Levy - Splash
6. Paul McCrane - The Hotel New Hampshire
7. Nick Apollo Forte - Broadway Danny Rose
8. John Cusack - Sixteen Candles
 
SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
1. NOBODY 
2. Verónica Forqué - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
3. Nastassja Kinski - Paris, Texas
4. Nastassja Kinski - The Hotel New Hampshire
5. Melanie Griffith - Body Double
6. Angela Lansbury - The Company of Wolves
7. Willeke van Ammelrooy - Ciske de Rat
8. Kate Capshaw - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
 
JUVENILE:
1. Molly Ringwald - Sixteen Candles
2. Danny de Munk - Ciske de Rat
3. Hanna Zetterberg - Ronia the Robber's Daughter

BEST EXTRA: George Lucas - Indiana Jonesand the Temple of Doom
BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE: Dinero the lizard - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Harold Faltermeyer - Beverly Hills Cop
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 
1. Purple Rain (Prince in Purple Rain)
2. Against All Odds (Phil Collins in Against All Odds)
3. We All Stand Together (Paul McCartney in Rupert and the Frog Song)
BEST QUOTE: "I'm really a nice guy. If I had friends you could ask them." (Splash)

 


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 01:40 AM

The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for 1984 were …

 

Best Actor

Steve Martin, All of Me*

Albert Finney, Under the Volcano

 

Best Actress

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India* 

Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ralph Richardson, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes*

John Malkovich, Places In the Heart

 

Best Supporting Actress

Christine Lahti, Swing Shift*

Melanie Griffith, Body Double

 

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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for 1984 were …

 

Best Actors

F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus*

Albert Finney, Under the Volcano*

 

Best Actress

Kathleen Turner, Crimes of Passion and Romancing the Stone* 

Vanessa Redgrave, The Bostonians

 

Best Supporting Actor

Adolph Caesar, A Soldier’s Story*

John Malkovich, Places In the Heart and The Killing Fields

 

Best Supporting Actress

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India*

Christine Lahti, Swing Shift



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

Best Picture

Amadeus

Blood Simple

Ghostbusters

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

The Killing Fields

The Natural

Places in the Heart

A Soldier's Story

 

Best Director

Robert Benton, Places in the Heart

Milos Forman, Amadeus

Hugh Hudson, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Norman Jewison, A Soldier's Story

Roland Joffe, The Killing Fields

 

Best Actor

F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus

Kevin Bacon, Footloose

Jeff Bridges, Starman

Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop

Bill Murray, Ghostbusters

Haing S. Ngor, The Killing Fields

Robert Redford, The Natural

Howard Rollins Jr., A Soldier's Story

Sam Waterston, The Killing Fields

 

Best Actress

Phoebe Cates, Gremlins

Sally Field, Places in the Heart

Diane Lane, The Cotton Club

Frances McDormand, Blood Simple

Andie McDowell, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Kathleen Turner, Romancing The Stone

Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters

 

Best Supporting Actor

William Atherton, Ghostbusters

Hoyt Axton, Gremlins

Wilford Brimley, The Natural

Danny Glover, Places in the Heart

Tom Hulce, Amadeus

John Lithgow, Footloose

John Malkovich, The Killing Fields

Pat Morita, The Karate Kid

Denzel Washington, A Soldier's Story

James Woods, Against All Odds

 

Best Supporting Actress

Elizabeth Berridge, Amadeus

Glenn Close, The Natural

Christine Lahti, Swing Shift

Amy Madigan, Places in the Heart

Sarah Jessica Parker, Footloose

 

Best Juvenile Performance

Noah Hathaway, The Neverending Story

Sarah Patterson, The Company of Wolves

Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles

 

Best Song

Against All Odds, Against All Odds

Footloose, Footloose

I Can Dream About You, Streets of Fire

I Just Called to Say I Love You, The Lady in Red

Neutron Dance, Beverly Hills Cop


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:55 PM

Actor

 

Tom Hanks, Splash
Harry Dean Stanton, Paris, Texas
Steve Martin, All of Me
Robert De Niro, Once Upon a Time in America
Bill Murray, Ghostbusters

Runner-ups:  F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), John Cassavetes (Love Streams), Haing S, Ngor (The Killing Fields), Sam Waterson (The Killing Fields), Matthew Modine (Birdy), Nicolas Cage (Birdy), Prince (Purple Rain), Woody Allen (Broadway Danny Rose), Keith Carradine (Choose Me), Tom Hulce (Amadeus),  John Lurie (Stranger than Paradise), Albert Finney (Under the Volcano), Anthony Hopkins (The Bounty), Dietrich Mattausch (The Wannsee Conference), Kurt Russell (Swing Shift), Steve Martin (The Lonely Guy),

Actress

Daryl Hannah, Splash
Natassja Kinski, Paris, Texas
Lily Tomlin, All of Me
Gena Rowlands, Love Streams
Mia Farrow, Broadway Danny Rose

Runner-ups:  Genevieve Bujold (Choose Me), Lesley Ann Warren (Choose Me), Goldie Hawn (Swing Shift), Sigourney Weaver (Ghostbusters), Apollonia Kotero (Purple Rain), Marita Breur (Heimat), Rita Letourneau (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe), Pascale Ogier (Full Moon in Paris), Diane Lane (The Cotton Club), Phoebe Cates (Gremlins)

Supporting Actor

James Woods, Once Upon a Time in America
Dean Stockwell, Paris, Texas
Rupert Hines, The Cotton Club
M. Emmet Walsh, Blood Simple
Ralph Richardson, Greystoke:  the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Runner-ups:  John Candy (Splash), Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters), Hunter Carson (Paris, Texas)*, Bob Hoskins (The Cotton Club), Dan Hedaya (Blood Simple), Eugene Levy (Splash), Morris Day (Purple Rain), Peter Fitz (The Wannsee Conference), Fred Gwynne (The Cotton Club), Richard Edson (Stranger than Paradise), Roy Chiao (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), Jose Ferrer (Dune), Jorge Hube (Heimat), Jeffrey Jones (Amadeus), Patrick Bachau (Choose Me), Dean Stockwell (Dune), Donald Pilon (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe), Richard Libertini (All of Me), Kevin McMillan (Dune), Maurice Hines (The Cotton Club), Laurence Fishburne (The Cotton Club)

*Juvenile Performance of the Year

Supporting Actress

Peggy Ashcroft, A Passage to India
Aurore Clement, Paris, Texas
Eszter Balint, Stranger than Paradise
Elizabeth McGovern, Once Upon a Time in America
Angela Lansbury, The Company of Wolves


Runner-ups:  Chistine Lathi (Swing Shift), Victoria Tennant (All of Me), Jennifer Connelly (Once upon a time in America), Jacqueline Bisset (Under the Volcano), Elizabeth Berridge (Amadeus), Lonette McKee (The Cotton Club), Tuesday Weld (Once Upon a Time in America)

Not seen:  Country, The Bostonians, The River, The Karate Kid, The Pope of Greenwich Village

 

--------For the first time since 1946, all 20 acting nominees are in English-language movies, notwithstanding the presence of films by Leone and Wenders among them.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:05 PM

Best Actor: Phillip Baker Hall –Secret Honor
Best Actress: Gena Rowlands –Love Streams
Best Supporting Actor: Haing S. Ngor –The Killing Fields
Best Supporting Actress: Nastassja Kinski –Paris, Texas

 

All four are absolutely phenomenal, with Hall narrowly edging out Stanton and Abraham who also do some of the best work of the decade. Kinski's work is some of my favorite ever in that category.

 

If Ngor is really a lead, which I think there's certainly a strong argument for I just hadn't much considered until now, then supporting actor would go to M. Emmett Walsh in Blood Simple.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:29 PM

Two of the shortest performances that I've nominated thus far can be seen almost in their entirety below: Apologies if they both feature some NSFW language.

 

Paul Shaffer in This Is Spinal Tap

 

 

 

Bronson Pinchot in Beverly Hills Cop

 






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