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1993

 

BEST ACTOR

Anthony Hopkins  The Remains of the Day****

Liam Neeson  Schindler's List

Tom Hanks  Philadelphia

David Thewlis  Naked

Robert De Niro  This Boy's Life

Al Pacino  Carlito's Way

Federico Luppi  Cronos

John Malkovich  In the Line of Fire

Daniel Day-Lewis  In the Name of the Father

Brad Pitt  Kalifornia

Michael Douglas  Falling Down

"Beat" Takeshi Kintaro  Sonatine

Kurt Russell  Tombstone

Kevin Costner  A Perfect World

Harvey Keitel  The Piano

Daniel Day-Lewis  The Age of Innocence

Anders Hove  Bloodstone: Subspecies II

 

BEST ACTRESS

Emma Thompson  The Remains of the Day****

Holly Hunter  The Piano

Hiep Thi Le  Heaven & Earth

Angela Bassett  What's Love Got to Do with It

Debra Winger  A Dangerous Woman

Patricia Arquette  True Romance

Jodie Foster  Sommersby

Debra Winger  Shadowlands

Stockard Channing  Six Degrees of Separation 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ralph Fiennes  Schindler's List****

Val Kilmer  Tombstone

Sean Penn  Carlito's Way

Jeff Goldblum  Jurassic Park

Gary Oldman  True Romance

Dennis Hopper  True Romance

Burgess Meredith  Grumpy Old Men

Chazz Palminteri  A Bronx Tale

Pete Postlethwaite  In the Name of the Father

Ben Kingsley  Schindler's List

Larenz Tate  Menace II Society

Matthew McConaughey  Dazed & Confused

Ron Perlman  Cronos

Brad Pitt  True Romance

Adam Goldberg  Dazed & Confused

Randy Quaid  Freaked

Michael Biehn  Tombstone

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winona Ryder  The Age of Innocence****

Embeth Davidtz  Schindler's List

Parker Posey  Dazed & Confused

Julianne Moore  Short Cuts

Emma Thompson  In the Name of the Father

Ann Margret  Grumpy Old Men

Sandra Bullock  Wrestling Ernest Hemingway

 

BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE

Francis Capra  A Bronx Tale****

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Here are my choices of the 152 films I've seen from 1993 for…

 

Best Supporting Actress of 1993

 

1.  ANNA PAQUIN (Flora McGrath), The Piano

2.  KATRIN CARTLIDGE (Sophie), Naked

3.  DARLENE CATES (Mrs. Bonnie Grape/"Momma"), What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

4.  EMMA THOMPSON (Gareth Peirce), In the Name of the Father

5.  MIRIAM MARGOYLES (Catherine Mingott), The Age of Innocence

 

6.  MARY STEENBURGEN (Betty Carver), What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

7.  EMBETH DAVIDTZ (Helen Hirsch), Schindler's List

8.  HEATHER GRAHAM (Elizabeth), Six Degrees of Separation

9.  MAY CHIN ((Wei-Wei Gu), The Wedding Banquet

10. KERRY WALKER ("Aunt" Morag), The Piano

 

and ...

 

BRITTA SMITH ("Aunt" Annie Maguire), In the Name of the Father

JENNIFER LEWIS (Mrs. Zelma Bullock), What's Love Got to Do With It

JOANNE WOODWARD (Sarah Beckett), Philadelphia

WINONA RYDER (May Welland), The Age of Innocence

PENELOPE ANN MILLER (Gail), Carlito’s Way

HOLLY HUNTER (Tammy Hemphill/"Doris Greenwood"), The Firm

CATHERINE KELLNER (Talbot “Tess” Kittredge), Six Degrees of Separation

CLAIRE SKINNER (Sandra), Naked

GENEVIEVE LEMON (Nessie), The Piano

BEATIE EDNEY (Carole Richardson), In the Name of the Father

MARY STEENBURGEN (Belinda Conine), Philadelphia

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Here are my choices of the 152 films I've seen from 1993 for…

 

Best Supporting Actor of 1993

 

1.  PETE POSTLETHWAITE (Giuseppe Conlon), In the Name of the Father

2.  VAL KILMER (John "Doc" Holliday), Tombstone

3.  PETER VAUGHAN (William Stevens), The Remains of the Day

4.  RALPH FIENNES (SS Untersturmfuhrer Amon Goeth), Schindler's List

5.  SEAN PENN (David Kleinfeld), Carlito's Way

 

6.  POWERS BOOTH ("Curly" Bill Brocius), Tombstone

7.  JASON ROBARDS, JR. (Charles "Chuck" Wheeler), Philadelphia

8.  TATSUYA NAKADAI (Yagyu Retsudo), Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict

9.  JAMES FOX (Lord Darlington), The Remains of the Day

10. TOMMY LEE JONES (U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard), The Fugitive

 

and ..

 

BEN KINGSLEY (Itzhak Stern), Schindler's List

LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Arnie Grape), What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

JOHN LYNCH (Paul Michael Hill), In the Name of the Father

DYLAN MCDERMOTT (Al D'Andrea), In the Line of Fire

ANDREAS KATSULAS (Richard Frederick Sykes), The Fugitive

CHAZZ PALMINTERI (Sonny LoSpecchio), A Bronx Tale

HANG S. NGOR (“Papa”), Heaven and Earth

GENE HACKMAN (Avery Tolar), The Firm

BRUCE DAVISON (Howard Finnigan), Short Cuts

DANIEL MASSEY (Sir Michael Hagerty, the Prosecutor), In the Name of the Father

SAM ELLIOTT (Virgil Earp), Tombstone

PETER WIGHT (Brian), Naked

EDWARD HARDWICKE (Major Warnie Lewis), Shadowlands

BEN KINGSLEY (Bruce Pandolfini), Searching For Bobby Fischer

STEPHEN LANG (Ike Clanton), Tombstone

EWEN BREMNER (Archie), Naked

RICHARD MASUR (Dr. Fine), Six Degrees of Separation

LAURENCE FISHBURNE (Vinnie), Searching For Bobby Fischer

 

a bit of trivia: Andreas Katsulas' one-armed man character in The Fugitive is called both Richard Sykes and Frederick Sykes which is perhaps an error.

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1993 Favorites

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Best Actor
 
Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing)
Daniel Day-Lewis (The Age of Innocence)
Colm Feore (Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould)
Tom Hanks (Philadelphia)
Anthony Hopkins (Remains of the Day)
 
Best Actress
 
Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do with It)
Emma Thompson (Remains of the Day)
Deborah Winger (Shadowlands)
 
Best Supporting Actor
 
Richard Briers (Much Ado About Nothing)
Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List)
Ben Kingsley (Schindler’s List)
Chazz Palmentieri (A Bronx Tale)
Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father)
 
Best Supporting Actress
 
Miriam Margolyes (The Age of Innocence)
Winona Ryder (The Age of Innocence)
Zohra Sehgal (Bhaji on the Beach)
Emma Thompson (In the Name of the Father)
Irene Worth (Lost in Yonkers)
 
Best Music Scene (in the Best Documentary of 1993)
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Serenade Melancolique by Tchaikovsky played by Clara Rockmore, Theremin; Nadia Reisenberg, Piano (Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey)
 
Best Scene of 1993
One of the most perfectly shot, scripted, and acted scenes ever: Sian Phillips, Daniel Day-Lewis, Alexis Smith, Michael Gough (The Age of Innocence). Alexis Smith's brief supporting performance added to the perfection of the film. She died before the movie was released.
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This is only my winner picks. The runners-up will be posted in a couple of weeks.

Best Picture
Dazed and Confused

Best Director
Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List

Best Actor
Johnny Depp, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Laurence Fishburne, What's Love Got to Do with It?
Jason London, Dazed and Confused
Liam Neeson, Schindler's List
Will Smith, Six Degrees of Separation

Alan Arkin, Indian Summer; Kenneth Branagh, Much Ado About Nothing; Kevin Costner, A Perfect World; Tom Cruise, The Firm; Michael Douglas, Falling Down; Robert Downey Jr., Heart and Souls; Clint Eastwood, In the Line of Fire; Harrison Ford, The Fugitive; Tom Hanks, Philadelphia; Woody Harrelson, White Men Can't Jump; Ethan Hawke, Alive; Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day; Kevin Kline, Dave; Bill Murray, Groundhog Day; Al Pacino, Carlito's Way; Christian Slater, True Romance; Donald Sutherland, Six Degrees of Separation; Denzel Washington, The Pelican Brief; Denzel Washington, Philadelphia; Wiley Wiggins, Dazed and Confused

Best Actress
Patricia Arquette, True Romance
Angela Bassett, What's Love Got to Do with It?
Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation
Laura Dern, A Perfect World
Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day

Diane Lane, Indian Summer; Juliette Lewis, What's Eating Gilbert Grape; Mary Stuart Masterson, Benny and Joon; Andie McDowell, Groundhog Day; Penelope Ann Miller, Carlito's Way; Julia Roberts, The Pelican Brief; Emma Thompson, Much Ado About Nothing; Sigourney Weaver, Dave

Best Supporting Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Ralph Fiennes, Schindler's List
Ben Kingsley, Schindler's List
John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire
Matthew McConaughey, Dazed and Confused

Ben Affleck, Dazed and Confused; Richard Attenborough, Jurassic Park; Wilford Brimley, The Firm; Rory Cochrane, Dazed and Confused; Robert Duvall, Falling Down; Harvey Fierstein, Mrs. Doubtfire; Adam Goldberg, Dazed and Confused; James Earl Jones, The Sandlot; Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive; Ian McKellen, Six Degrees of Separation; Gary Oldman, True Romance; David Paymer, Heart and Souls; Sean Penn, Carlito's Way; Kevin Pollak, Indian Summer;Anthony Rapp, Dazed and Confused; Anthony Rapp, Six Degrees of Separation; Ving Rhames, Dave; David Straithairn, Heart and Souls; Stephen Tobolowsky, Groundhog Day; Bradley Whitford, A Perfect World

Best Supporting Actress
Darlene Cates, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Embeth Davidtz, Schindler's List
Elizabeth Perkins, Indian Summer
Marisa Ribisi, Dazed and Confused
Alfre Woodard, Heart and Souls

Kate Beckinsale, Much Ado About Nothing; Laura Harrington, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?; Parker Posey, Dazed and Confused; Kyra Sedgwick, Heart and Souls; Mary Steenburgen, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?; Rachel Ticotin, Falling Down

Best Juvenile Performance
Chauncey Leopardi, The Sandlot
T.J. Lowther, A Perfect World
Anna Paquin, The Piano

Tom Guiry, The Sandlot; Patrick Renna, The Sandlot; Mike Vitar, The Sandlot

 

 

Best Score

Patrick Doyle, Much Ado About Nothing

James Newton Howard, The Fugitive

Howard Shore, Philadelphia

John Williams, Jurassic Park

John Williams, Schindler’s List

 

Best Voiceover Performance

Ken Page, The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Best Original Song

What’s This, The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Best Adapted Song

Finger Poppin’ Time, The Sandlot

Hurricane, Dazed and Confused

What’s Love Got to Do with It?, What’s Love Got to Do with It?

 

Best Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Dazed and Confused

 

Best Ensemble Cast

Dave

Dazed and Confused

Jurassic Park

Philadelphia

Six Degrees of Separation

 

Most Miscast Performer

Keanu Reeves as Don John in Much Ado About Nothing

 

Most Miscast Hair

Sean Penn’s Coif in Carlito’s Way

 

Best Death Scene

The lawyer getting eaten by the T-rex in Jurassic Park

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Best Supporting Actor of 1993

 

8.  TATSUYA NAKADAI (Yagyu Retsudo), Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict

 

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I was a big fan of the original Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart series with Tomisaburo Wakayama.  He made 6 films in the span of just three years (1972 - 1974) and an American company re-edited and dubbed a compilation that was released in 1980 as Shogun Assassin.  So, i was very much looking forward to the reboot of the series, Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict (1993).   But it was a big disappointment.  Gone were the cheesy geysers of blood for starters.  Our inscrutable overweight hero had been replaced by an angst ridden handsome matinee film star.  Even the kid who was so comically blasé about all of the violence in the original series had been replaced by a very annoying clone.  And no baby cart!  The reboot was sadly missing the tongue-in-cheek humour of the originals.  But don't tell screen baddie, Tatsuya Nakadi any of that.  He gives a performance fitting of King Lear.  I couldn't find a good picture of Nakadai in this film. He can be seen holding his dying daughter in one of the small photos above.  This is definitely a case of a great performance in a rather bad film and that is a challenge.

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I don't know that I was aware of this version of Lone Wolf and Cub, Bogie. I'm also a big fan of the original series (I shelled out some dough for the Criterion Blu Ray set last year), and I know that there are many TV, anime and manga comic book versions. But I didn't know about this one, and with Nakadai, no less.

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So, 1993, a wonderful year actually, and a sensational one for performances. Let's go.

 

Actor

Jeff Bridges/Fearless

Anthony Hopkins/The Remains of the Day

Daniel Day-Lewis/The Age of Innocence

Daniel Day-Lewis/In the Name of the Father

Jesse Bradford/King of the Hill

Robin Williams/Mrs. Doubtfire

Kenneth Branagh/Much Ado About Nothing

Harvey Keitel/The Piano

Anthony Hopkins/Shadowlands

Liam Neeson/Schindler's List

Johnny Depp/What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Bill Murray/Groundhog Day

Jack Lemmon/Grumpy Old Men

Walter Matthau/Grumpy Old Men

Robert De Niro/Mad Dog and Glory

Joe Mantegna/Searching for Bobby Fischer

Tom Hanks/Sleepless in Seattle

Woody Allen/Manhattan Murder Mystery

Will Smith/Six Degrees of Separation

Donald Sutherland/Six Degrees of Separation

Harrison Ford/The Fugitive

Robert Downey Jr./Heart and Souls

 

Actress

Juliette Binoche/Three Colors: Blue

Rosie Perez/Fearless

Holly Hunter/The Piano

Mercedes Ruehl/Lost in Yonkers

Debra Winger/A Dangerous Woman

Michelle Pfeiffer/The Age of Innocence

Emma Thompson/The Remains of the Day

Emma Thompson/Much Ado About Nothing

Ellen Burstyn/The Cemetery Club

Debra Winger/Shadowlands

Stockard Channing/Six Degrees of Separation

Uma Thurman/Mad Dog and Glory

Diane Keaton/Manhattan Murder Mystery

Meg Ryan/Sleepless in Seattle

Andie McDowell/Groundhog Day

 

Supporting Actor

Pete Postelthwaite/In the Name of the Father

Ben Kingsley/Schindler's List

Ralph Fiennes/Schindler's List

Peter Vaughn/The Remains of the Day

James Fox/The Remains of the Day

Robert Sean Leonard/Much Ado About Nothing

Richard Attenborough/Jurassic Park

Tommy Lee Jones/The Fugitive

Ben Kingsley/Searching for Bobby Fischer

Lawrence Fishburne/Searching for Bobby Fischer

Bill Murray/Mad Dog and Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio/What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Burgess Meredith/Grumpy Old Men

Charles Grodin/Heart and Souls

David Caruso/Mad Dog and Glory

Harvey Fierstein/Mrs. Doubtfire

 

Supporting Actress

Tsai Chin/The Joy Luck Club

Irene Worth/Lost in Yonkers

Anna Paquin/The Piano

Embeth Davitz/Schindler's List

Darlene Cates/What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Winona Ryder/The Age of Innocence

Emma Thompson/In the Name of the Father

Alfre Woodard/Heart and Souls

Diane Ladd/The Cemetery Club

Olympia Dukakis/The Cemetery Club

Lisa Lu/The Joy Luck Club

Kieu Chinh/The Joy Luck Club

Tamlyn Tomita/The Joy Luck Club

Ming-Na Wen/The Joy Luck Club

Rosalind Chao/ The Joy Luck Club

France Nuyen/The Joy Luck Club

Kyra Sedgwick/Heart and Souls

Ann-Margret/Grumpy Old Men

Anjelica Huston/Manhattan Murder Mystery

Parker Posey/Dazed and Confused

Isabella Rossellini/Fearless

Mary Steenburgen/What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Miriam Margoyles/The Age of Innocence

Kate Beckinsdale/Much Ado About Nothing

Sally Field/Mrs. Doubtfire

Barbara Hershey/A Dangerous Woman

Lainie Kazan/ The Cemetery Club

Juliette Lewis/What's Eating Gilbert Grape

 

Juvenile Performance

Jesse Bradford/King of the Hill

Anna Paquin/The Piano

Brad Stoll/Lost in Yonkers

Mark Damus/Lost in Yonkers

Ross Malinger/Sleepless in Seattle

Gaby Hoffman/Sleepless in Seattle

Mara Wilson/Mrs. Doubtfire

Joseph Mazzello/Shadowlands

Max Pomerac/Searching for Bobby Fischer

Lisa Jakub/Mrs. Doubtfire

Matthew Lawrence/Mrs. Doubtfire

Wiley Wiggins/Dazed and Confused

Arianna Richards/Jurassic Park

Joseph Mazzello/Jurassic Park

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1993

 

BEST ACTOR

 

Anders Hove  Bloodstone: Subspecies II

 

 

On the topic of good performances in bad movies, I present my lowest nominated actor for 1993, Anders Hove, for his portrayal of vampire lord Radu Vladislas in Full Moon Pictures' Bloodstone: Subspecies II. Coming two years after the original, Bloodstone follows the efforts of the loathsome vampire Radu to secure the Bloodstone, a mystical crystal that drips blood, allowing the vampire to live without feeding on humans. Radu also has the hots for Michelle, the first film's heroine, who he quickly changes into a vampire. Radu wants her to be his eternal bride, but she's understandably reluctant, and so he tries to convince her to love him by threatening her family, because that works. Radu also has to contend with his nagging mother, a crusty, dusty witch-hag referred to as "Mummy".

 

Radu and "Mummy"

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Released during a resurgence in the romantic notion of vampires, embodied in films by Bram Stoker's Dracula and Interview with the Vampire, as well as TV shows like Forever Knight, this series went the other direction, making the creatures repellent and horrifying. And yet, by the time of this sequel (and it's immediate follow-up Bloodlust: Subspecies III, filmed simultaneously) the filmmakers try to make Radu more sympathetic. Which is a chore, given that he has pale blue-gray skin, a lumpy forehead, unnaturally long fingers ending in talon-like claws, and jagged teeth protruding from a mouth that's constantly drooling blackish blood. Radu's voice, too, is less than charming, often sounding like a dying asthmatic as he rasps out his overblown pronouncements, or making threats toward the film's human heroes that he often fails to back up.

 

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I've debated with friends over the years as to how much of this film was meant to be funny, tongue-in-cheek, and ridiculous, and how much was just ineptly made. Hove himself gives no indication, as he plays the role completely straight, which may be why I like it so much. Hove was born in Greenland in 1956 and later moved to Denmark. His best known acting role is that of Cesar Faison, a villain on three TV soaps, General Hospital, Loving, and Port Charles.

 

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Perhaps after I see some of the films you guys recommend, I'll have a supporting actor winner. In the meantime, these were slam dunks:

 

Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day

 

Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, Three Colors: Blue

 

Best Supporting Actress: Miriam Margolyes, The Age of Innocence

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The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for 1993 were …

 

Best Actor

David Thewlis, Naked*

Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day

Daniel Day-Lewis, The Age of Innocence and In the Name of the Father

 

Best Actress

Holly Hunter, The Piano* 

Ashley Judd, Ruby In Paradise

Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day and Much Ado About Nothing

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List*

Leonardo DiCaprio, What’s eating Gilbert Grape? and This Boy’s Life

John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire

Bill Murray, Mad Dog and Glory

Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive

 

Best Supporting Actress

Gong Li, Farewell My Concubine*

Rosie Perez, Fearless and Untamed Heart

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Short Cuts

Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence

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Perhaps after I see some of the films you guys recommend, I'll have a supporting actor winner. In the meantime, these were slam dunks:

 

Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day

 

Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, Three Colors: Blue

 

Best Supporting Actress: Miriam Margolyes, The Age of Innocence

 

Miriam is a friend of mine. Wonderful character (as well as actress).  

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Miriam is a friend of mine. Wonderful character (as well as actress).  

She's a very dependable actress. Fantastic in The Age of Innocence, Ladies in Lavender, and Being Julia, and did a great vocal performance for Babe.

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Actor

 

Bill Murray, Groundhog Day
Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day
Liam Neeson, Schindler's List
David Thewlis, Naked
Daniel Day-Lewis, The Age of Innocence

Runner-ups:  Zhang Fengyi (Farewell my Concubine), Leslie Cheung (Farewell my Concubine), Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine), Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing), Daniel Day-Lewis (In the Name of the Father), Kevin Kline (Dave), Johnny Depp (Benny & Joon), Wiley Wiggins (Dazed and Confused), Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire), Luis Miguel Cintra (Abraham's Valley), Tom Cruise (The Firm), Clint Eastwood (In the Line of Fire), Woody Allen (Manhattan Murder Mystery), Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Alec Baldwin (Malice), Christian Slater (True Romance), Will Smith (Six Degrees of Separation), Harvey Keitel (The Piano), Sam Neill (The Piano), Donald Sutherland (Six Degrees of Separation),.Johnny Depp (What's Eating Gilbert Grape)

Actress

Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day, Much Ado About Nothing
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Age of Innocence
Gong Li, Farewell my Concubine
Holly Hunter, The Piano
Juliette Binoche, Three Colours:  Blue

Runner-ups:  Patricia Arquette (True Romance), Sigourney Weaver (Dave), Mary Stuart Masterson (Benny & Joon), Lesley Sharp (Naked), Diane Keaton (Manhattan Murder Mystery), Leonor Silveira (Abraham's Valley), Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation), Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day), Annabella Sciorra (Mr. Wonderful)

Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
Ralph Fiennes, Schindler's List
Ben Kingsley, Schindler's List
Greg Cruttwell, Naked
Jack Lemmon, Short Cuts

Runner-ups:  John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire), Forrest Whitaker (Body Snatchers), Gene Hackman (The Firm), John Lithgow (Cliffhanger), Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Chris Penn (Short Cuts), Adam Goldberg (Dazed and Confused), Wilford Brimley (The Firm), James Fox (The Remains of the Day), Dennis Hopper (True Romance), Joe Pantoliano (The Fugitive), Tim Robbins (Short Cuts), Matthew McConaughey (Dazed and Confused), Bruce Davidson (Short Cuts), Andreas Katsoulas (The Fugitive), Oliver Platt (The Three Musketeers), Frank Langella (Dave), Tom Wood (The Fugitive), Aidan Quinn (Benny & Joon), Matthew Modine (Short Cuts), Tom Waits (Short Cuts), Chris Elliott (Groundhog Day), Lim Giong (The Puppetmaster),

Supporting Actress

Joanne Woodward, The Age of Innocence
Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence
Anna Paquin, The Piano*
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Short Cuts
Lily Tomlin, Short Cuts

*Juvenile Performance of the Year

Runner-ups: Emma Thompson (In the Name of the Father),Holly Hunter (The Firm), Madeline Stowe (Short Cuts), Katrin Cartlidge (Naked), Andie MacDowell (Short Cuts), Annie Ross (Short Cuts), Claire Skinner (Naked), Lori Singer (Short Cuts), Julianne Moore (Short Cuts), Mara Wilson (Mrs. Doubtfire),

Not seen:  What's Love got to do With it, Shadowlands, Fearless

 

--------And Joanne Woodward, after not being nominated at all for the previous four decades gets an oscar.

 

--------I have to say the 1991 Actress category was very strong, and this year was comparatively weak.

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She's a very dependable actress. Fantastic in The Age of Innocence, Ladies in Lavender, and Being Julia, and did a great vocal performance for Babe.

 

Miriam opens this coming week in London, in a play about Helena Rubinstein (unrelated to the current musical on Broadway, in which Patti LuPone plays Ms. Rubinstein).

 

https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/madame-rubinstein

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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for 1993 were …

 

Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day*

Daniel Day-Lewis, The Age of Innocence and In the Name of the Father

 

Best Actress

Holly Hunter, The Piano*

Debra Winger, A Dangerous Woman and Shadowlands

 

Best Supporting Actor

Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive*

Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List

 

Best Supporting Actresses

Rosie Perez, Fearless*

Anna Paquin, The Piano*

 

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Here are my choices of the 153 films I've seen from 1993 for…

 

Best Actress of 1993

 

1.  EMMA THOMPSON (Sally Kenton Benn), The Remains of the Day

2.  STOCKARD CHANNING (Ouisa Kittredge), Six Degrees of Separation

3.  JULIETTE BINOCHE (Julie Vignon de Courcy), Trois Couleurs: Bleu

4.  HOLLY HUNTER (Ada McGrath), The Piano

5.  DEBRA WINGER (Helen Joy Gresham), Shadowlands

 

6.  ANGELA BASSETT (Anna Mae Bullock/"Tina Turner"), What's Love Got to Do With It

7.  TINA KELLEGHER (Sharon Curley), The Snapper

8.   GONG LI (Juxian), Farewell, My Concubine

9.  JOAN CUSACK (Debbie Jellinsky Addams/”Ursula”/”Carmen”/”Nadine”), Addams Family Values

10. HIEP THI LE (Phung Thi Le Ly), Heaven and Earth

 

and ...

 

ROSIE PEREZ (Carla Rodrigo), Fearless

MICHELLE PFEIFFER (Countess Helen Olenska), The Age of Innocence

SABINE AZEMA (Celia Teasdale/Sylvie Bell/Irene Pridworthy/Rowena Coombes/Josephine Hamilton),               Smoking/No Smoking

LESLEY SHARP (Louise Clancy), Naked

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Here are my choices of the 153 films I've seen from 1993 for…

 

Best Actor of 1993

 

1.  DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Gerard "Gerry" Patrick Conlon), In the Name of the Father

2.  ANTHONY HOPKINS (Clive Staples "C.S." Lewis/"Jack"), Shadowlands  

3.  DONALD SUTHERLAND (John Flanders "Flan" Kittredge), Six Degrees of Separation

4.  TOM HANKS (Andrew "Andy" Beckett), Philadelphia

5.  PIERRE ARDITI (Toby Teasdale/Miles Coombes, Lionel Hepplewick/Joe Hepplewick), Smoking/No              Smoking

 

6.  ANTHONY HOPKINS (James "Jim" Stevens), The Remains of the Day

7.  LIAM NEESON (Oskar Schindler), Schindler's List 

8.  JOHN MALKOVICH (Mitch Leary/"Joseph McCrawley"/"John Booth"/"James Carney"), In the Line of Fire

9.  DAVID THEWLIS (Johnny), Naked

10. DENZEL WASHINGTON (Joseph "Joe" Miller), Philadelphia

 

and ...

 

BILL MURRAY (Phil Connors), Groundhog Day

LAURENCE FISHBURNE (Ike Turner), What's Love Got to Do With It

COLM MEANEY (Des Curley), The Snapper

JORGE PERRUGORIA (Diego/”Dieguito”), Strawberry and Chocolate

CLINT EASTWOOD (Frank Horrigan), In the Line of Fire

ZHANG FENGYI (Duan Xiaolou), Farewell, My Concubine

LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Tobias “Toby” Wolff/”Jack”), This Boy’s Life

WALTER MATTHAU (Max Goldman), Grumpy Old Men

TOM MCCAMUS (Henry Adler/”Flanagan”), I Love a Man In Uniform

TOM HANKS (Samuel Baldwin), Sleepless In Seattle

SAM NEILL (Alisdair Stewart), The Piano

ROBIN WILLIAMS (Daniel Hillard/"Mrs. Effie Doubtfire"), Mrs. Doubtfire

HARRISON FORD (Dr. Richard Kimble), The Fugitive

LESLIE CHEUNG (Cheng Dieyi), Farewell, My Concubine

JOE MANTEGNA (Fred Waitzkin), Searching For Bobby Fischer

REMY GIRARD (Leo Lesperance), La Florida

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Newland Archer), The Age of Innocence

JASON SCOTT LEE (Avik), Map of the Human Heart

JOSH HAMILTON (Roberto Canessa), Alive

NICOLAS CAGE (Michael Williams/“Lyle”), Red Rock West

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ACTOR:
1. Anthony Hopkins - The Remains of the Day
2. Tom Hanks - Philadelphia
3. Denzel Washington - Philadelphia
4. Liam Neeson - Schindler's List
5. Daniel Day-Lewis - The Age of Innocence
6. Tom Hanks - Sleepless in Seattle
7. Robin Williams - Mrs. Doubtfire
8. Denzel Washington - The Pelican Brief
9. Daniel Day-Lewis - In the Name of the Father
10. Tom Cruise - The Firm
 
ACTRESS:
1. Victoria Abril - Kika
2. Emma Thompson - The Remains of the Day
3. Julia Roberts - The Pelican Brief
4. Holly Hunter - The Piano
5. Juliette Binoche - Three Colors: Blue
6. Meg Ryan - Sleepless in Seattle
7. Michelle Pfeiffer - The Age of Innocence
8. Veronica Forqué - Kika
9. Bridget Fonda - Point of No Return
10. Emma Thompson - In the Name of the Father

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
1. Richard Attenborough - Jurassic Park
2. Sam Neill - The Piano 
3. Peter Vaughan - The Remains of the Day
4. Jason Robards - Philadelphia
5. Harvey Keitel - Point of No Return
6. Ralph Fiennes - Schindler's List
7. Hume Cronyn - The Pelican Brief
8. Gene Hackman - The Firm

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
1. Winona Ryder - The Age of Innocence
2. Rossy De Palma - Kika
3. Mary Steenburgen - Philadelphia
4. Kate Beckinsale - Much Ado About Nothing
5. Bebe Neuwirth - Malice
6. Cynthia Nixon - The Pelican Brief
7. Jeanne Tripplehorn - The Firm
8. May Chin - The Wedding Banquet

JUVENILE: 
1. Anna Paquin - The Piano
2. Joseph Mazzello - Jurassic Park
3. Ross Malinger - Sleepless in Seattle
 
BEST EXTRA: Ang Lee - The Wedding Banquet
BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE: Keiko - Free Willy
BEST TRANSGENDER PERFORMANCE: Bibi Andersen - Kika
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Michael Nyman - The Piano
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 
1. Play Dead (Björk in The Young Americans)
2. Streets of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen in Philadelphia)
3. Will You Be There (Michael Jackson in Free Willy)
BEST QUOTE: 
1. "I am placing my thoughts elsewhere while you chatter away." (The Remains of the Day)
2. "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire" (Schindler's List)
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The Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for 1993 were…

 

Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, In the Name of the Father*

 

Best Actress

Holly Hunter, The Piano*

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List*

 

Best Supporting Actress

Rosie Perez, Fearless*

 

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The National Board of Review Awards for 1993 were…

 

Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day*

 

Best Actress

Holly Hunter, The Piano*

 

Best Supporting Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?*

 

Best Supporting Actress

Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence*

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The venerable Indian actress Zohra Sehgal, who died a few years ago aged 102, excelled as Pushpa in the joyous British movie Bhaji at the Beach. Ms. Sehgal is probably best known to American audiences for her role as Lady Chatterji in The Jewel in the Crown.

 

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Bhaji at the Beach (1993)

 

 

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The Jewel in the Crown (1984)

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The National Society of Film Critics Awards for 1993 were …

 

Best Actor

David Thewlis, Naked*

Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day

Daniel Day-Lewis, In the Name of the Father

 

Best Actress

Holly Hunter, The Piano*

Ashley Judd, Ruby In Paradise

Stockard Channing, Six Degrees of Separation

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List*

Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive

Leonardo DiCaprio, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and This Boy’s Life

 

Best Supporting Actresses

Madeline Stowe, Short Cuts*

Gwyneth Paltrow, Flesh and Bone

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Short Cuts

Anna Paquin, The Piano

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Cora, thank you for including Jeanne Tripplehorn's performance in The Firm in your list of best supporting actresses. Although she never got a lot of acclaim for this performance, I think it's the standout in a generally well-acted film. The Firm probably wouldn't make my list of best thrillers, but it's effective, well-made, and just as interesting on a repeat viewing, perhaps more so.

 

Jeanne Tripplehorn plays a fairly ordinary young woman, smart and attractive, with a good-looking husband who seems to have found a great job. Things are not as they seem, and her world begins to go wrong in more ways than she can imagine. Her performance is mostly reacting, letting us know what she's feeling but not always able to say. Her scenes with Gene Hackman are particularly worthy of note, as she's suspicious of him, even repelled by him, but not altogether ruling out the possibility that she might be attracted to him. "Pretty wife of movie hero" can be an uninteresting role, but Jeanne Tripplehorn finds every nuance that can be found in the scenes.

 

If you like Scorsese's Age of Innocence, it's worth seeking out the brief 1930s version, which TCM occasionally shows. Of course the production values and direction all favor Scorsese. The 1930s filmmakers probably had a better sense of the values shared by Edith Wharton's characters in the novel, however. Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Winona Ryder, who all do good work in Scorsese's film, are somewhat miscast, to my way of thinking. Irene Dunne is very close to Edith Wharton's conception of Countess Olenska, although Michelle Pfeiffer's not quite seeming right for the period is also fairly effective, given that her situation presents a problem for the mores of the day.

 

Although I prefer Miriam Margolyes, Helen Westley also has fun with the role of the grandmother in the 1930s version. John Boles has the right gentlemanly quality for Newland Archer, but his Southern accent is more wrong for the upper-class New Yorker than Daniel Day-Lewis' almost Englishman. I prefer Julie Haydon to Winona Ryder as May. Julie Haydon, the original Laura onstage in The Glass Menagerie, did not make many films, and it's interesting to see her. Haydon, by the way, was the mistress of George Jean Nathan, the prominent theater critic who is usually taken to be the model for Addison DeWitt in All About Eve.

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The BAFTA Awards for 1993 were ….

 

Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins, The Remains of the Day*

Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands

Daniel Day-Lewis, In the Name of the Father

Liam Neeson, Schindler’s List

 

Best Actress

Holly Hunter, The Piano*

Emma Thompson, The Remains of the Day

Miranda Richardson, Tom & Viv (94)

Debra Winger, Shadowlands

 

Best Supporting Actor

Ralph Fiennes, Schindler’s List* 

Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive

John Malkovich, In the Line of Fire

Ben Kingsley, Schindler’s List

 

Best Supporting Actress

Miriam Margoyles, The Age of Innocence* 

Winona Ryder, The Age of Innocence

Maggie Smith, The Secret Garden

Holly Hunter, The Firm

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The Independent Spirit Awards for 1993 were …

 

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, American Heart* (92) 

Vincent D’Onofrio, Household Saints

Mitchell Lichtenstein, The Wedding Banquet

Matthew Modine, Equinox

Tyrin Turner, Menace II Society

 

Best Actress

Ashley Judd, Ruby In Paradise*

May Chin, The Wedding Banquet

Ariyan A. Johnson, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (92)

Emma Thompson, Much Ado About Nothing

Suzy Amis, The Ballad of Little Jo

 

Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Lloyd, Twenty Bucks*

Tate Donovan, Inside Monkey Zetterland (92)

Todd Field, Ruby In Paradise

Edward Furlong, American Heart (92)

David Chung, The Ballad of Little Jo

 

Best Supporting Actress

Lili Taylor, Household Saints*

Lara Flynn Boyle, Equinox

Lucinda Jenney, American Heart (92)

Ya-Lei Kuei, The Wedding Banquet

Julianne Moore, Short Cuts

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