Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 1993 Retro Hollmann Awards: Part 3 (of 3!)

Finally, the third and final section of my 1993 Retro Hollmann Awards!

I took a lot more time than I usually do with these -- blame it on the rare quality of films we got this year. Some of my choices changed up to the moment I hit "PUBLISH", and I reserve the right to feel differently in the morning. It says something about this year, though, that my winner kept changing, that my nominees were so difficult to choose, that I still feel like I slighted worthy choices -- Christina Ricci in Supporting Actress, say, or Richard Linklater in Director. Still, as they say: it is what it is.

The final awards for 1993 honor Cinematography, Sound, Song, both Lead Acting categories, and of course...Picture:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The 1993 Retro Hollmann Awards: Part 2 (of 3)!

Finally, Part Two of my 1993 Retro Hollmann Awards! Last time, each of the six categories went to a different film. Will that incredible feat be repeated here? Who knows? (I do)

Keep it mind, today we're covering Best Visual Effects (three nominees!), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress (prepare for some surprises!), Best Original Score and Best Original Screenplay. Winners are encased in gold. There's a lot of YouTubery ahead, so get ready for that loading time!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The 1993 Retro Hollmann Awards: Part 1 (of 3)

Oh, finally! One week later, and I finally have the first of my Retro Hollmann Awards for 1993 up! It was difficult to whittle everything down to these nominees, and then to actually choose a winner for each? Mercy! 

Yet I did just that, because that is what one does. Today, we're looking at six categories: Best Supporting Actor, Best Makeup, Best Ensemble, Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Out of the 29 nominees here, only five were also nominated in these categories at the Oscars.

And, naturally, the winners are encased in gold.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

1993 Retro Hollmann Awards: The Longlists

Trying to at least get this in before midnight on the East Coast.

As is tradition, the precursor to my Hollmann Awards are the longlists. There are, at most, 15 finalists in each of the 18 categories. Some categories didn't make it to 15; those that fall under this umbrella have the number of finalists in parentheses.

Carlito's Way
Dazed and Confused
Farewell My Concubine
Groundhog Day
Jurassic Park 
Manhattan Murder Mystery
The Remains of the Day
Ruby in Paradise
Schindler's List
Searching for Bobby Fischer 
Six Degrees of Separation
Three Colors: Blue 
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway 

Thursday, September 5, 2013