Best of 1983

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1.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ BEST PICTURE

Nominees:
The Right Stuff
Terms of Endearment
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
The Dresser ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
2.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ BEST DIRECTOR - James L. Brooks

Nominees:
Philip Kaufman - The Right Stuff
Lewis Gilbert - Educating Rita
Mike Nichols - Silkwood
Peter Yates - The Dresser ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
3.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ BEST ACTOR - Michael Caine

Nominees:
Robert Duvall - Tender Mercies
Albert Finney - The Dresser
Tom Courtenay - The Dresser
Al Pacino - Scarface ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
4.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ BEST ACTRESS - Julie Walters

Nominees:
Shirley MacLaine - Terms of Endearment
Debra Winger - Terms of Endearment
Meryl Streep - Silkwood
Jane Alexander - Testament ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
5.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Jack Nicholson

Nominees:
Ed Harris - The Right Stuff
Sam Shepard - The Right Stuff
John Lithgow - Terms of Endearment
Darren McGavin - A Christmas Story ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
6.
Silkwood (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Cher

Nominees:
Mary Jo Deschanel - The Right Stuff
Glenn Close - The Big Chill
Tess Harper - Tender Mercies
Rosemary Harris - The Ploughman's Lunch ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
7.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ BEST CASTING

Nominees:
The Right Stuff
Silkwood
Educating Rita
The Big Chill ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
8.
Tender Mercies (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together. (92 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
“ BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Silkwood
The Big Chill
WarGames
The King of Comedy ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
9.
Educating Rita (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In London, the twenty-seven year-old hairdresser Rita decides to complete her basic education before having children as desired by her husband Denny... (110 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees:
Terms of Endearment
The Right Stuff
The Dresser
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
10.
Octopussy (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces. (131 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ Dunkirk BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees:
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Flashdance
Terms of Endearment
The Right Stuff ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
11.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ BEST EDITING

Nominees:
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Flashdance
Terms of Endearment
Octopussy ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
12.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees:
Flashdance
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Terms of Endearment
Heat and Dust ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
13.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees:
The Right Stuff
Yentl
Heat and Dust
Terms of Endearment ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
14.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees:
Terms of Endearment
Heat and Dust
The Dresser
The Right Stuff ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
15.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees:
Terms of Endearment
Zelig
Heat and Dust
Scarface ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
16.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees:
Octopussy
Never Say Never Again
The Right Stuff ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
17.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ BEST SCORE

Nominees:
The Right Stuff
Octopussy
Terms of Endearment
Under Fire ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
18.
Flashdance (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees:
The Pirates of Penzance ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
19.
Flashdance (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ BEST SONG - "Flashdance...What a Feeling"

Nominees:
Octopussy - "All Time High"
Flashdance - "Maniac"
Tender Mercies - "Over You"
Yentl - "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
20.
Flashdance (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees:
The Pirates of Penzance ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
21.
The Right Stuff (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ BEST SOUND

Nominees:
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Octopussy
Flashdance
Terms of Endearment ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
22.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap. (131 mins.)
“ BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees:
The Right Stuff
Octopussy
Never Cry Wolf
Scarface ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
23.
Octopussy (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces. (131 mins.)
Director: John Glen
“ BEST STUNTS

Nominees:
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting
 
24.
Le Bal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same... (112 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
“ BEST FOREIGN FILM ” - OscarWinnerInWaiting