These are the 1980 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. . .

world_record-26400_empire_strikes_back_roger_kastel_concept_poster_credit_heritage_auctionsBest Picture:

1. Airplane!
2. The Big Red One
3. The Blues Brothers
4. Dangerous Encounters – First Kind
5. The Empire Strikes Back
6. The Fog
7. Heaven’s Gate
8. Popeye
9. The Shining
10. The Victim

Best Director:

1. Samuel Fuller, The Big Red One
2. Tsui Hark, Dangerous Encounters – First Kind
3. Irvin Kershner, The Empire Strikes Back
4. Michael Cimino, Heaven’s Gate
5. Stanley Kubrick, The Shining

Best Actor:

1. Lee Marvin, The Big Red One
2. John Belushi, The Blues Brothers
3. Tatsuya Nakadai, Kagemusha
4. Robert DeNiro, Raging Bull
5. Jack Nicholson, The Shining

Best Actress:

1. Julie Hagerty, Airplane!
2. Feng Fei-fei, Cute Girl
3. Nicole Garcia, Mon oncle d’Amérique
4. Jane Fonda, Nine to Five
5. Shelly Duvall, The Shining

Supporting Actor:

1. Bill Murray, Caddyshack
2. Harrison Ford, The Empire Strikes Back
3. John Hurt, Heaven’s Gate
4. Christopher Walken, Heaven’s Gate
5. Peter O’Toole, The Stunt Man

Supporting Actress:

1. Carrie Fisher, The Empire Strikes Back
2. Isabelle Huppert, Heaven’s Gate
3. Lily Tomlin, Nine to Five
4. Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People
5. Shelly Duvall, Popeye

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Original Screenplay:

1. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker, Airplane!
2. Samuel Fuller, The Big Red One
3. Douglas Kenney, Harold Ramis & Brian Doyle-Murray, Caddyshack
4. Szeto Cheuk-hon & Tsui Hark, Dangerous Encounters – First Kind
5. Michael Cimino, Heaven’s Gate

Adapted Screenplay:

1. Dan Aykroyd & John Landis, The Blues Brothers
2. Leigh Brackett & Lawrence Kasdan, The Empire Strikes Back
3. Alvin Sargent, Ordinary People
4. Jules Feiffer, Popeye
5. Stanley Kubrick & Diane Johnson, The Shining

Non-English Language Film:

1. Dangerous Encounters – First Kind (Tsui Hark)
2. The Happenings (Yim Ho)
3. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa)
4. The Sword (Patrick Tam)
5. The Victim (Sammo Hung)

Unseen Film:

1. Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
2. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
3. Gloria (John Cassavetes)
4. The Last Metro (François Truffaut)
5. Permanent Vacation (Jim Jarmusch)

Also: Hopscotch (Ronald Neame), Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Jean-Luc Godard), Lightning Over Water (Nicholas Ray & Wim Wenders), Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg), The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie), Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Les Blank)

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Film Editing:

1. Airplane!
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. The Fog
4. Raging Bull
5. The Sword

Cinematography:

1. The Big Red One
2. Heaven’s Gate
3. Kagemusha
4. Raging Bull
5. The Shining

Art Direction:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Heaven’s Gate
3. Kagemusha
4. Popeye
5. The Shining

Costume Design:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Flash Gordon
3. Heroes Shed No Tears
4. Kagemusha
5. Popeye

Make-up:

1. Encounters of the Spooky Kind
2. Flash Gordon
3. Kagemusha
4. Popeye
5. Raging Bull

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Original Score:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Flash Gordon
3. Nine to Five
4. Popeye
5. The Shining

Adapted Score:

1. The Blues Brothers
2. Heaven’s Gate
3. Raging Bull
4. Stardust Memories
5. Superman II

Sound:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Fog
3. Popeye
4. Raging Bull
5. The Shining

Sound Editing:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Blues Brothers
3. The Fog
4. Popeye
5. Raging Bull

Visual Effects:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Encounters of the Spooky Kind
3. The Fog
4. Superman II
5. The Sword

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