These are the 1983 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. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
2. Pauline at the Beach
3. The Right Stuff
4. Sans soleil
5. Scarface
6. That Day, On the Beach
7. Three Crowns of the Sailor
8. Videodrome
9. Zelig
10. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Best Director:

1. Nagisa Oshima, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
2. Eric Rohmer, Pauline at the Beach
3. Chris Marker, Sans soleil
4. Brian De Palma, Scarface
5. David Cronenberg, Videodrome

Best Actor:

1. Keith Gordon, Christine
2. Eddie Murphy, Delirious
3. David Bowie, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
4. Al Pacino, Scarface
5. James Woods, Videodrome

Best Actress:

1. Catherine Deneuve, The Hunger
2. Kara Hui, The Lady is the Boss
3. Amanda Langlet, Pauline at the Beach
4. Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment
5. Sylvia Chang, That Day, on the Beach

Supporting Actor:

1. Takeshi Kitano, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
2. Scott Glenn, The Right Stuff
3. Ed Harris, The Right Stuff
4. Sam Shepard, The Right Stuff
5. Richard Ng, Winners and Sinners

Supporting Actress:

1. Mary Jo Deschanel, The Right Stuff
2. Barbara Hershey, The Right Stuff
3. Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
4. Terry Hu, That Day on the Beach
5. Sonja Smits, Videodrome

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Original Screenplay:

1. Eric Rohmer, Pauline at the Beach
2. Chris Marker, Sans soleil
3. Wu Nien-jen and Edward Yang, That Day, on the Beach
4. David Cronenberg, Videodrome
5. Woody Allen, Zelig

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Bill Phillips, Christine
2. Nagisa Oshima & Paul Mayersberg, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
3. Philip Kaufman, The Right Stuff
4. Oliver Stone, Scarface
5. Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas & Steve De Jarnatt, Strange Brew

Non-English Language Film:

1. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer)
2. Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
3. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima)
4. That Day, on the Beach (Edward Yang)
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (Tsui Hark)

Non-Fiction Film:

1. Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
2. Delirious (Bruce Gowers)

Unseen Film:

1. L’argent (Robert Bresson)
2. Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden)
3. The Keep (Michael Mann)
4. Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola)
5. Star 80 (Bob Fosse)

Honorable Mentons: The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg), The Fourth Man (Paul Verhoeven), Growing Up (Chen Kunhou), Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio), The Makioka Sisters (Kon Ichikawa), Cracking Up (Jerry Lewis), El Norte (Gregory Nava), The Ballad of Narayama (Shōhei Imamura), A nos amours (Maurice Pialat), Yentl (Barbra Streisand)

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Film Editing:

1. Return of the Jedi
2. The Right Stuff
3. Sans soleil
4. Scarface
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Cinematography:

1. The Hunger
2. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
3. Scarface
4. That Day, On the Beach
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Art Direction:

1. Return of the Jedi
2. The Right Stuff
3. Scarface
4. Three Crowns of the Sailor
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Costume Design:

1. The Hunger
2. The Lady is the Boss
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Winner & Sinners
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Make-up:

1. The Boxer’s Omen
2. The Hunger
3. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
4. Return of the Jedi
5. Videodrome

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Original Score:

1. The Hunger
2. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
3. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
4. The Right Stuff
5. Scarface

Adapted Score:

1. The Boys from Fengkuei
2. The Hunger
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Risky Business
5. Zelig

Sound:

1. Christine
2. The Hunger
3. Sans soleil
4. Return of the Jedi
5. The Right Stuff

Sound Editing:

1. Christine
2. The Hunger
3. Return of the Jedi
4. The Right Stuff
5. Scarface

Visual Effects:

1. Christine
2. Return of the Jedi
3. The Right Stuff
4. Videodrome
5. Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

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