Friday, February 28, 2014

1994 CinSpec Awards


Winners indicated (*). I still need to see films like Satantango, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, Through the Olive Trees, Queen Margot, Death and the Maiden, Tom & Viv, Muriel's Wedding, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, When a Man Loves a Woman, The Secret of Roan Inish, Pret-a-Porter, Oleanna, Before the Rain, Wyatt Earp, Nell, A Pure Formality, Swimming with Sharks, Crooklyn, Fresh, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Ref, Shopping, Wolf, Nightwatch, The River Wild, and Star Trek: Generations.

Three Colors: Red

BEST PICTURE:
Chungking Express
Hoop Dreams
Pulp Fiction
Three Colors: Red*
Three Colors: White

BEST DIRECTOR:
James Gray, Little Odessa
Wong Kar-Wai, Chungking Express
Krzysztof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Red*
Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
André Téchiné, Wild Reeds

Three Colors: White

BEST ACTOR:
Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George
Paul Newman, Nobody's Fool
Gary Oldman, Romeo is Bleeding
Terence Stamp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Zbigniew Zamachowski, Three Colors: White*

BEST ACTRESS:
Linda Fiorentino, The Last Seduction
Irene Jacob, Three Colors: Red*
Melanie Lynskey, Heavenly Creatures
Kate Winslet, Heavenly Creatures
Chien-lien Wu, Eat Drink Man Woman

Little Odessa

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction
Martin Landau, Ed Wood
Gary Oldman, Leon: The Professional
Maximilian Schell, Little Odessa
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Three Colors: Red*

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Helena Bonham Carter, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Kirsten Dunst, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Kristin Scott Thomas, Four Weddings and a Funeral*
Uma Thurman, Pulp Fiction
Dianne Wiest, Bullets Over Broadway

Pulp Fiction

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Ed Wood
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption*
To Live

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Heavenly Creatures
Pulp Fiction*
Three Colors: Red
Three Colors: White

Chungking Express

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Ashes of Time
Chungking Express
Natural Born Killers
The Shawshank Redemption
Three Colors: Red*

BEST FILM EDITING:
Chungking Express
Hoop Dreams*
Natural Born Killers
Pulp Fiction
Three Colors: Red

Hoop Dreams

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Ashes of Time
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Romeo is Bleeding*
Three Colors: Red
Three Colors: White

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
"Be Prepared", The Lion King
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight", The Lion King*
"Hakuna Matata", The Lion King
"Whatever You Imagine", The Pagemaster
"When You Come Back to Me", Reality Bites

Additional Categories

Heavenly Creatures

BEST ART DIRECTION:
Bullets Over Broadway
Ed Wood*
The Flintstones
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Quiz Show

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert*
Bullets Over Broadway
Heavenly Creatures
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

BEST MAKEUP:
Ed Wood
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein*

BEST SOUND (MIXING AND EDITING):
Ashes of Time
Forrest Gump
Natural Born Killers
Speed*
True Lies

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Forrest Gump*
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
The Mask

Updated: 6/26/15

14 comments:

  1. Hoop Dreams! They didn't listen to Ebert.

    Is it the only doc to get an editing nom? 5 years of footage and it loses to Gump...

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    1. Hoop Dreams is probably my favorite doc! I think it's the only one to get an editing nom, but I can't say for sure. At least Steve James did get a nomination for it in editing.

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  2. OMG! I love this! I also like to think that the Fistis gave you somewhere to go with films to see, since when I posted mine you said that the only one of my acting nominees you'd seen was Robbins and now we nominate so many of the same!!!

    You really need to name your awards. Call them The Clasiblancas or something like that.

    "Leonardo DiCaprio just won the Lead Actor Clasiblanca."

    I like the way that sounds.

    ;-)

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    1. YAY! Haha, they certainly gave me an idea on some films I really needed (and still do need) to see. Actually, I'd seen all of your supporting lineups except Schell and Lisi. Robbins was the only lead nominee I'd seen. ;)

      I've thought the same thing, but I can't decide. I've debated calling them the Classicblanca awards or the CinSpec (or Cinspec) awards. :/

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  3. I love you for including Melanie Lynskey for Heavenly Creatures!

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    1. She was wonderful in that film! :)

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  4. Awesome to see you nominate Helena for Frankenstein, she was fantastic!

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    1. She was awesome! The movie was pretty great too. Branagh was very close to a Director nomination, actually.

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  5. Awesome picks, love seeing Red have such a nice turnout.

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    1. Thanks! Red is one of my all-time favorites. White is a very close runner-up, though.

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  6. A much better year than '93 with a wider range of choices which I think our lists show. I've always found Pulp Fiction a divisive title, you either love it or hate it, I'm in the latter camp. I loathed it on my first view but so many people seemed to love it I gave it another chance and it was even worse! The academy's wholesale love for Forrest Gump is another mystery I'll never get. I really need to see the Three Colors films.

    Picture:
    Bullets Over Broadway
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Legends of the Fall-Winner
    The Madness of King George
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Two engaging comedies, a fine historical drama and an oddly charming prison fable but the vast canvas of Legends while sometimes tipping over into the melodramatic was the film that seemed to have the most texture this year.

    Director:
    Woody Allen-Bullets Over Broadway
    Frank Darabont-The Shawshank Redemption
    Nicolas Hynter-The Madness of King George
    Mike Newell-Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Edward Zwick-Legends of the Fall-Winner
    Fall is a sweeping melodrama loaded with grandeur, recrimination, remorse, sorrow and great expansive cinematography, Zwick's steady sure handed direction keeps it compelling throughout.

    Actor:
    Nigel Hawthorne-The Madness of King George
    Paul Newman-Nobody's Fool
    Linus Roache-Priest
    Terence Stamp-Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Jack Thompson-The Sum of Us-Winner
    Some really great work, Hawthorne and Stamp in particular do brilliant things with their characters, but my vote goes to Thompson who without a lot of flash invests his open and accepting father in Sum of Us with warmth, humor and an easy naturalness.

    Actress:
    Isabelle Adjani-Queen Margot
    Linda Fiorentino-The Last Seduction-Winner
    Melanie Lynskey-Heavenly Creatures
    Kathleen Turner-Serial Mom
    Kate Winslet-Heavenly Creatures
    Adjani is superior as usual in Queen Margot, Turner wonderfully demented in Serial Mom and Winslet and Lynskey are truly Heavenly but Linda Fiorentino is ferocious in Last Seduction, shamelessly and unrepentedly evil, a fine inheritor of the noir crown.

    Supporting Actor:
    Russell Crowe-The Sum of Us
    John Hannah-Four Weddings and a Funeral-Winner
    Martin Landau-Ed Wood
    Chazz Palminteri-Bullets Over Broadway
    Paul Scofield-Quiz Show
    The other men are excellent, in particular Crowe in a part that is almost a co-lead, but like his co-star Scott-Thomas Hannah finds all the gold in his character and plays it for all it's worth.

    Supporting Actress:
    Glynis Johns-The Ref
    Virni Lisi-Queen Margot
    Susan Saradon-Little Women
    Kristen Scott-Thomas-Four Weddings and a Funeral-Winner
    Dianne Wiest-Bullets Over Broadway
    A strong field with Wiest's Helen Sinclair an easy winner any other year and the proper winner in her field at the Oscars but I favor two other performances more. I'd love to hand the recently departed Virni Lisi this for her brilliant work in Queen Margot but Kristen Scott-Thomas's work in Four Weddings is so varied and perfectly played in every instance she had to be the winner.

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    1. Hope you get to see the Three Colors trilogy soon. I'd love to her your thoughts on those films.

      I used to be more found of Legends of the Fall, but it's a bit too melodramatic for me now. Love the mentions of Heavenly Creatures, Four Weddings and The Sum of Us. I liked Thompson and Crowe a lot in the latter, but not enough to nominate them. Fiorentino is marvelous, and she's my runner-up. Great to see King George, Shawshank and Bullets in your Best Picture lineup as well.

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  7. Well disagree with "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". That song is a 4 chords song. And that takes away from it.

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    1. That's never bothered me, but I know not everyone likes that song. It's a pretty weak category, though. In another year, I might not even nominate that song.

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