BBOPTAs - 1988

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1.
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
“ Favourite Film of the Year

Runner ups:
Grave of the Fireflies
Rain Man
The Vanishing
Child's Play
Cinema Paradiso
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Beetlejuice
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Return of the Living Dead Part II ” - solmaquina
 
2.
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 Film of the Year

Runner ups:
Rain Man
Grave of the Fireflies
The Vanishing
Cinema Paradiso
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Beetlejuice
Child's Play
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ” - solmaquina
 
3.
The Vanishing (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ Best Lead Actor: Gene Bervoets

Runner ups:
Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
Bruce Willis in Die Hard
Tom Cruise in Rain Man
Paul Reubens in Big Top Pee-Wee
Tom Hanks in Big
Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
Catherine Hicks in Child's Play
Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee II
Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice ” - solmaquina
 
4.
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 Supporting Actor: Dustin Hoffman

Runner ups:
Philippe Noiret in Cinema Paradiso
Alan Rickman in Die Hard
Christopher Lloyd in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice
Chris Sarandon in Child's Play
Valeria Golina in Rain Man
Bonnie Bedelia in Die Hard
Geena Davis in Beetlejuice
Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice ” - solmaquina
 
5.
The Vanishing (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ Best Direction

Runner ups:
Die Hard
Beetlejuice
Cinema Paradiso
Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - solmaquina
 
6.
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

Runner ups:
Cinema Paradiso
Beetlejuice
Child's Play
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! ” - solmaquina
 
7.
The Vanishing (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ Best Adapted Screenplay

Runner ups:
Die Hard
Grave of the Fireflies
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ” - solmaquina
 
8.
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

Runner ups:
Beetlejuice
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Vanishing ” - solmaquina
 
9.
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

Runner ups:
Child's Play
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Rain Man
Beetlejuice ” - solmaquina
 
10.
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 Art-Direction

Runner ups:
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
They Live!
Child's Play ” - solmaquina
 
11.
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 Costume Design

Runner ups:
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Coming to America
Child's Play ” - solmaquina
 
12.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
“ Best Make-up

Runner ups:
Beetlejuice
They Live!
Earth Girls are Easy
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ” - solmaquina
 
13.
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

Runner ups:
Die Hard
Child's Play
The Blob
Beetlejuice ” - solmaquina
 
14.
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 Score

Runner ups:
Beetlejuice
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Child's Play
Die Hard ” - solmaquina
 
15.
Oliver & Company (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York. (74 mins.)
Director: George Scribner
“ Best Original Song: "Good Company"

Runner ups:
"Perfect Isn't Easy" from Oliver & Company
"Why Should I Worry?" from Oliver & Company
"Streets of Gold" from Oliver & Company
"Why Should I Worry? (Reprise)" from Oliver & Company ” - solmaquina
 
16.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Best Animated Film

Runner ups:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Land Before Time
Oliver & Company
My Neighbour Totoro ” - solmaquina
 
17.
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 Animation

Runner ups:
Oliver & Company
The Land Before Time
Akira
Grave of the Fireflies ” - solmaquina
 
18.
Oliver & Company (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York. (74 mins.)
Director: George Scribner
“ Best Voice-Over Performance: Cheech Marin

Runner ups:
Billy Joel in Oliver & Company
Joseph Lawrence in Oliver & Company
Dom DeLuise in Oliver & Company
roger in Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - solmaquina
 
19.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Best Foreign-Language Film

Runner ups:
The Vanishing
Cinema Paradiso
My Neighbour Totoro
Akira ” - solmaquina
 
20.
Stage by Stage: Les Misérables (1988 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An interview with the production team behind the hit Broadway musical as they discuss the conception... (57 mins.)
Director: Paul Henry
“ Best Documentary

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
21.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ Funniest Film

Runner ups:
Return of the Living Dead Part II
Beetlejuice
Coming to America
Who Framed Roger Rabbit ” - solmaquina
 
22.
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 Comedic Performance: Michael Keaton

Runner ups:
Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
Danny DeVito in Twins
John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda
Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice ” - solmaquina
 
23.
The Vanishing (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ Scariest Film

Runner ups:
Child's Play
Return of the Living Dead Part II
Monkey Shines
The Serpent and the Rainbow ” - solmaquina
 
24.
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 Action Movie

Runner ups:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Return of the Living Dead Part II
They Live! ” - solmaquina
 
25.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
“ Most Emotional Film

Runner ups:
Rain Man
Cinema Paradiso
The Vanishing
Beetlejuice ” - solmaquina
 
26.
Return of the Living Dead II (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm. (89 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
“ Best Zombie and/or Vampire Film

Runner ups:
Vampire's Kiss
The Serpent and the Rainbow ” - solmaquina
 
27.
Space Mutiny (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.0/10 X  
A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery. (91 mins.)
“ Turd of the Year

Runners up:
Akira
Rambo III
Ernest Saves Christmas
Slugs ” - solmaquina
 
28.
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Sir Edmund Blackadder must protect, and later rescue, King Charles I from the Roundheads. (15 mins.)
“ Best Short Film

Runner ups:
The Simpsons: Family Portrait
Tin Toy
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
29.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
“ Best TV Drama (for season 3)

Runner ups:
Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
30.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
“ Best Performance (TV Drama): Patrick Stewart (for seasons 1/2)

Runner ups:
Brent Spiner in Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
Jonathan Frakes in Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
Michael Dorn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
LeVar Burton in Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
Diana Muldaur in Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
Marina Sirtis in Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1/2)
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
31.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
“ Best TV Comedy (for series 1/2)

Runner ups:
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (season 1)
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (season 1)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (season 1)
The Munsters Today (season 1)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
32.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
“ Best Newcomer TV Comedy

Runner ups:
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 ” - solmaquina
 
33.
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the hundred acre wood. (30 mins.)
“ Best Animated TV Series (for season 1)

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
34.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways. (43 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
“ Best Direction in an Individual Episode

Runner ups:
Red Dwarf: "Future Echoes"
The Twilight Zone: "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"
Red Dwarf: "Better than Life"
Red Dwarf: "Thanks for the Memory" ” - solmaquina
 
35.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways. (43 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
“ Best Writing in an Individual Episode

Runner ups:
Red Dwarf: "Future Echoes"
Red Dwarf: "Me2"
Red Dwarf: "Thanks for the Memory"
Red Dwarf: "Better than Life" ” - solmaquina
 
36.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways. (43 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
“ Best Individual Episode

Runner ups:
Red Dwarf: "Future Echoes"
Red Dwarf: "Parallel Universe"
The Twilight Zone: "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"
Red Dwarf: "Me2"
Red Dwarf: "Thanks for the Memory"
Red Dwarf: "Stasis Leak"
Red Dwarf: "Balance of Power"
Red Dwarf: "Confidence and Paranoia"
Red Dwarf: "Better than Life" ” - solmaquina
 
37.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways. (43 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
“ Best TV Special

Runner ups:
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse ” - solmaquina
 
38.
George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2. (61 mins.)
Director: Bruce Gowers
“ Best Feature Stand-up Comedy Recording

Runner ups:
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage (even though it's *beep*
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
39.
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Toad enter a mysterious door to save the people of Sub-Con from the evil frog Wart and his minions.
“ Best Video Game

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina