Alternate Oscars: 1988

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1.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
Mississippi Burning
Rain Man
Dangerous Liaisons
Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ BEST DIRECTOR - Giuseppe Tornatore

Nominees:
Alan Parker - Mississippi Burning
Stephen Frears - Dangerous Liaisons
Barry Levinson - Rain Man
Robert Zemeckis - Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ BEST ACTOR - Tom Cruise

Nominees:
Dustin Hoffman - Rain Man
Gene Hackman - Mississippi Burning
Bob Hoskins - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Tom Hanks - Big ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ BEST ACTRESS - Glenn Close

Nominees:
Jodie Foster - The Accused
Sigourney Weaver - Gorillas in the Mist
Meryl Streep - A Cry in the Dark
Melanie Griffith - Working Girl ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Salvatore Cascio

Nominees:
Alan Rickman - Die Hard
Brad Dourif - Mississippi Burning
Kevin Kline - A Fish Called Wanda
Michael Keaton - Beetlejuice ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles. (121 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Geena Davis

Nominees:
Frances McDormand - Mississippi Burning
Michelle Pfeiffer - Dangerous Liaisons
Sigourney Weaver - Working Girl
Joan Cusack - Working Girl ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
Dangerous Liaisons
Rain Man
Cinema Paradiso
The Accidental Tourist ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
Rain Man (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Cinema Paradiso
Mississippi Burning
A Fish Called Wanda
Big ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
The Accidental Tourist
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Gorillas in the Mist
Little Dorrit ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Rain Man
Mississippi Burning
Cinema Paradiso ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Mississippi Burning
Dangerous Liaisons
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Rain Man ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
Dangerous Liaisons
Cinema Paradiso
Beetlejuice
Mississippi Burning ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
Cinema Paradiso
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Mississippi Burning
Beetlejuice ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Beetlejuice (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. (92 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
Dangerous Liaisons
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Cinema Paradiso
Die Hard ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
Die Hard
Beetlejuice ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
The Land Before Time
Dangerous Liaisons
Rain Man
Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
Hairspray (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
The Land Before Time (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley. (69 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
“ BEST SONG - "If We Hold On Together"

Nominees:
Working Girl - "Let the River Run"
Oliver & Company - "Why Should I Worry?"
Bull Durham - "When a Woman Loves a Man"
Cocktail - "Kokomo" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Hairspray (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Mississippi Burning
Gorillas in the Mist
Cinema Paradiso ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
Die Hard
The Land Before Time
Oliver & Company
Grave of the Fireflies ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
Die Hard (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ BEST STUNTS ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
The Land Before Time (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley. (69 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
“ BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Nominees:
Oliver & Company
Grave of the Fireflies ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. (155 mins.)
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM

Nominees:
Grave of the Fireflies
Akira ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting