Fixing The Oscars – 1988

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE PICTURE

– Grave of the Fireflies

– My Neighbor Totoro
– Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
– Akira
– Alice

BEST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PICTURE

– Dead Ringers
AND – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

– Distant Voices, Still Lives
– The Thin Blue Line
– Dangerous Liaisons

BEST ACTOR

– Jeremy Irons (Dead Ringers)

– Daniel Day-Lewis (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
– William Hurt (The Accidental Tourist)
– Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio)
– Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man)
– John Malkovich (Dangerous Liaisons)

BEST ACTRESS

– Glenn Close (Dangerous Liaisons)

– Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
– Juliette Binoche (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
– Isabelle Huppert (Story of Women)
– Meryl Streep (A Cry in the Dark)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

– River Phoenix (Running on Empty)

– Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda)
– Alan Rickman (Die Hard)
– Charles Grodin (Midnight Run)
– Harvey Keitel (The Last Temptation of Christ)
– Jean Reno (The Big Blue)
– Tim Robbins (Bull Durham)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

– Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist)

– Genevieve Bujold (Dead Ringers)
– Sarah Polley (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
– Joan Greenwood (Little Dorrit)
– Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
– Sigourney Weaver (Working Girl)

BEST DIRECTOR

– Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies)

– David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers)
– Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
– Woody Allen (Another Woman)
– Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives)
– Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons)
– Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

– Sven Nykvist (The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

– Giuseppe Rotunno (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
– Peter Biziou (Mississippi Burning)
– Philippe Rousselot (Dangerous Liaisons)
– Robert Richardson (Eight Men Out)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, from the novel Hotaru no Haka by Akiyuki Nasaka) – 32 – WINNER
Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, from the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos as adapted for the stage by Hampton) – 28
David Cronenberg & Norman Snider (Dead Ringers, from the novel Twins by Bari Wood & Jack Geasland) – 18
Jean-Claude Carrière & Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, from the novel Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí by Milan Kundera) – 18
Izô Hashimoto & Katsuhiro Ôtomo (Akira, from the comic book series by Ôtomo) – 15

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

– Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro)

– Pedro Almodovar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
– Woody Allen (Another Woman)
– John Cleese & Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda)
– Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives)
– Barry Morrow & Ronald Bass (Rain Man)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

– Philip Glass (The Thin Blue Line)

– Shoji Yamashiro (Akira)
– Joe Hisaishi (My Neighbor Totoro)
– John Williams (The Accidental Tourist)
– Danny Elfman (Beetlejuice)

BEST ADAPTATION/SONG SCORE

– Bonnie Greenberg, Rachel Sweet & Kenny Vance (Hairspray)

– Robert Lockhart (Distant Voices, Still Lives)
– Lennie Niehaus (Bird)
– Simon Fisher-Turner & Andy Gill (The Last of England)
– Bernard Hanighen, Dick Hyman, Thelonious Monk & Cootie Williams (Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser)

BEST SONG

– Carly Simon (Let the River Run, from Working Girl)

– Mike Love, Terry Melcher, John Phillips & Scott MacKenzie (Kokomo, from Cocktail)
– Tim Finn (Cane Toad Blues, from Cane Toads)
– Joe Hisaishi & Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, from My Neighbor Totoro)
– Bono (When Love Comes to Town, from U2: Rattle and Hum)
– Rachel Sweet (Hairspray, from Hairspray)

BEST FILM EDITING

– Paul Barnes (The Thin Blue Line)

– John F. Link & Frank J. Urioste (Die Hard)
– David Brenner & Joe Hutshing (Talk Radio)
– Arthur Schmidt (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
– William Diver (Distant Voices, Still Lives)
– Gerry Hambling (Mississippi Burning)

BEST ART DIRECTION

– Maria-Teresa Barbasso & Giorgio Giovannini & Nazzareno Piana (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)

– Gavin Bocquet & Gérard Viard (Dangerous Liaisons)
– Tom Duffield (Beetlejuice)
– Bernard Vézat (Camille Claudel)
– Deborah Nadoolman (Poltergeist III)
– Roger Cain & Elliot Scott (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

– James Acheson (Dangerous Liaisons)

– Gabriella Pescucci (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
– Aggie Guerard Rodgers (Beetlejuice)
– Humberto Cornejo & José de Cossío & Peris (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
– Deborah Nadoolman (Coming to America)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

– The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

– Who Framed Roger Rabbit
– Die Hard
– Beetlejuice
– Willow

BEST SHORT FILM

– The Cat Came Back

– Tin Toy
– Technological Threat
– You Don’t Have to Die

2 Responses to “Fixing The Oscars – 1988”

  1. Brian Tristam Williams Says:

    Nah, it’s best actress to Meryl Streep!

  2. Boudu Says:

    I hope you’ll be voting for her in Fixing The Oscars 2.0.

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