These are the 1988 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best in that year in film. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order and the winners are bolded. And the Endy goes to. . .


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Best Picture:

1. Distant Voices, Still Lives
2. The Last Temptation of Christ
3. My Neighbor Totoro
4. School on Fire
5. They Live

Best Director:

1. Terence Davies, Distant Voices, Still Lives
2. Martin Scorsese, The Last Temptation of Christ
3. Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro
4. Ringo Lam, School on Fire
5. John Carpenter, They Live

This is Terence Davies’s seventh Endy nomination. He previously won in 2011 for the screenplay to The Deep Blue Sea. This is Miyazaki’s 21st nomination, and Scorsese’s seventh. Scorsese won Best Director in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. Miyazaki has never won Best Director, though he was nominated for Kiki’s Delivery Service and Spirited Away.

Best Actor:

1. Isaach de Bankolé, Chocolat
2. John Malkovich, Dangerous Liaisons
3. Bruce Willis, Die Hard
4. Willem Dafoe, The Last Temptation of Christ
5. Sammo Hung, Painted Faces

Best Actress:

1. Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham
2. Giulia Boschi, Chocolat
3. Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons
4. Winona Ryder, Heathers
5. Carmen Maura, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

This is Dafoe’s third nomination and first win. he was nominated for Supporting Actor for New Rose Hotel and The Life Aquatic. Ryder’s only previous nomination was for Supporting Actress in The Age of Innocence. Of the other nominees, only Sammo Hung (Pedicab Driver) and Isaach de Bankolé (The Limits of Control) have been Endy-nominated before.

Supporting Actor:

1. Alan Rickman, Die Hard
2. Pete Postlethwaite, Distant Voices, Still Lives
3. David Strathairn, Eight Men Out
4. Roy Cheung, School on Fire
5. Antonio Banderas, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Supporting Actress:

1. Maggie Cheung, As Tears Go By
2. Catherine O’Hara, Beetlejuice
3. Winona Ryder, Beetlejuice
4. Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons
5. Cheng Pei-pei, Painted Faces

This is Pfeiffer’s second Endy win. She won Supporting Actress in 1992 for Batman Returns. With this nomination, her tenth, Maggie Cheung becomes the most nominated actor in Endy History, breaking a tie with Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

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Original Screenplay:

1. Ron Shelton, Bull Durham
2. Terence Davies, Distant Voices, Still Lives
3. Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro
4. Nam Yin, School on Fire
5. Pedro Almodóvar, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Katsuhiro Ôtomo & Izô Hashimoto, Akira
2. Jeb Stuart & Steven E. de Souza, Die Hard
3. Christopher Hampton, Dangerous Liaisons
4. Paul Schrader, The Last Temptation of Christ
5. John Carpenter, They Live

Non-English Language Film:

1. Chocolat (Claire Denis)
2. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
3. Painted Faces (Alex Law)
4. School on Fire (Ringo Lam)
5. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodóvar)

Non-Fiction Film:

1. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
2. Songs from the Life of Leonard Cohen (Bob Portway)

This is Morris’s second win in this category, joining Fast, Cheap and Out of Control in 1997.

Animated Film:

1. Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo)
2. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
3. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
4. Tin Toy (John Lasseter and William Reeves)

This is Miyazaki’s fifth win in Animated Film. He now has one more Endy in this category than Isao Takahata.

Unseen Film:

1. Bird (Clint Eastwood)
2. Damnation (Béla Tarr)
3. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
4. Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos)
5. Story of Women (Claude Chabrol)

Honorable Mentions: Drowning by Numbers (Peter Greenaway), Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola), Tales from the Gimli Hospital (Guy Maddin), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Philip Kaufman), High Hopes (Mike Leigh), Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair), and Chicken and Duck Talk (Clifton Ko.

 

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Film Editing:

1. Akira
2. As Tears Go By
3. Distant Voices, Still Lives
4. The Last Temptation of Christ
5. School on Fire

Cinematography:

1. As Tears Go By
2. Chocolat
3. Distant Voices, Still Lives
4. The Last Temptation of Christ
5. School on Fire

Art Direction:

1. Beetlejuice
2. Dangerous Liaisons
3. Distant Voices, Still Lives
4. Eight Men Out
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Costume Design:

1. Beetlejuice
2. Dangerous Liaisons
3. The Eighth Happiness
4. The Moderns
5. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Make-up:

1. Beetlejuice
2. Coming to America
3. Dangerous Liaisons
4. The Moderns
5. They Live

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Original Score:

1. Beetlejuice
2. Dangerous Liaisons
3. The Last Temptation of Christ
4. My Neighbor Totoro
5. They Live

Adapted Score:

1. As Tears Go By
2. Cocktail
3. Beaches
4. Distant Voices, Still Lives
5. Hairspray

 

Sound:

1. As Tears Go By
2. Beetlejuice
3. Chocolat
4. Distant Voices, Still Lives
5. The Last Temptation of Christ

Sound Editing:

1. Beetlejuice
2. Die Hard
3. The Last Temptation of Christ
4. They Live
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Visual Effects:

1. Beetlejuice
2. The Last Temptation of Christ
3. They Live
4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
5. Willow

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