BBOPTAs - 1984

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1.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Favourite Film of the Year

Runner ups:
Threads
Ghostbusters
Beverly Hills Cop
Police Academy
Once Upon a Time in America
This is Spinal Tap
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Paris, Texas
Nineteen Eighty-Four ” - solmaquina
 
2.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Film of the Year

Runner ups:
Threads
Once Upon a Time in America
Ghostbusters
Paris, Texas
Beverly Hills Cop
This is Spinal Tap
Police Academy
Amadeus
Nineteen Eighty-Four ” - solmaquina
 
3.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Best Lead Actor: Robert De Niro

Runner ups:
Bill Murray in Ghostbusters
Sean Penn in Racing with the Moon
Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop
Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas
Nicolas Cage in Birdy
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Linda Hamilton in The Terminator
Tom Hanks in Splash
Sean Penn in Racing with the Moon ” - solmaquina
 
4.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Best Supporting Actor: James Woods

Runner ups:
Joe Pesci in Once Upon a Time in America
Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters
Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
DeForest Kelly in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters
Aurore Clément in Paris, Texas
Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters
Dan Ackroyd in Ghostbusters
Daryl Hannah in Splash ” - solmaquina
 
5.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Direction

Runner ups:
Threads
Ghostbusters
Once Upon a Time in America
Amadeus ” - solmaquina
 
6.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Original Screenplay

Runner ups:
Threads
Ghostbusters
Paris, Texas
Police Academy ” - solmaquina
 
7.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. (229 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Best Adapted Screenplay

Runner ups:
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Birdy
The Philadelphia Experiment
Amadeus ” - solmaquina
 
8.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Best Cinematography

Runner ups:
Paris, Texas
Once Upon a Time in America
Nineteen Eighty-Four
The Terminator ” - solmaquina
 
9.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Editing

Runner ups:
Threads
Ghostbusters
Beverly Hills Cop
This is Spinal Tap ” - solmaquina
 
10.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Art-Direction

Runner ups:
The NeverEnding Story
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Ghostbusters
Gremlins ” - solmaquina
 
11.
Amadeus (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Best Costume Design

Runner ups:
The NeverEnding Story
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Once Upon a Time in America
This is Spinal Tap ” - solmaquina
 
12.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Best Make-up

Runner ups:
The Terminator
Ghostbusters
Once Upon a Time in America
The NeverEnding Story ” - solmaquina
 
13.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Visual Effects

Runner ups:
Ghostbusters
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
The NeverEnding Story
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ” - solmaquina
 
14.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ Best Original Score

Runner ups:
The Terminator
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Police Academy
Gremlins ” - solmaquina
 
15.
Footloose (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (107 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ Best Original Song: "Footloose"

Runner ups:
"Let's Hear it for the Boy" from Footloose
"Big Bottom" from This is Spinal Tap
"Together Again" from The Muppets Take Manhattan
"Ghostbusters" from Ghostbusters
"Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" from This is Spinal Tap ” - solmaquina
 
16.
Godzilla 1985 (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan. (103 mins.)
“ Best Foreign-Language Film

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
17.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ Funniest Film

Runner ups:
Ghostbusters
Police Academy
This is Spinal Tap
Splash ” - solmaquina
 
18.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Best Comedic Performance: Bill Murray

Runner ups:
Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop
Rick Moranis in Ghostbusters
Thomas Hulce in Amadeus
Christopher Guest in This is Spinal Tap ” - solmaquina
 
19.
Threads (1984 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. (112 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ Scariest Film

Runner ups:
The Terminator
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Godzilla 1985
Blood Simple. ” - solmaquina
 
20.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Best Action Movie

Runner ups:
Beverly Hills Cop
Ghostbusters
Gremlins
Godzilla 1985 ” - solmaquina
 
21.
Racing with the Moon (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In 1942 California, two young men await induction into the U.S. Marines and say goodbye to their girlfriends. (108 mins.)
“ Most Emotional Film

Runner ups:
Paris, Texas
Birdy
Threads
The Terminator ” - solmaquina
 
22.
Night of the Comet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
“ Best Zombie Film

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
23.
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose. (82 mins.)
“ Best Superhero Film

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
24.
Bachelor Party (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate bachelor party. (105 mins.)
Director: Neal Israel
“ Turd of the Year

Runner ups:
Footloose
The NeverEnding Story
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Revenge of the Nerds ” - solmaquina
 
25.
Frankenweenie (1984 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science. (29 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Best Short Film

Runner ups:
Charade
Anna & Bella
The Adventures of André and Wally B.
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
26.
The Tripods (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. cousins. When humans reach the age of sixteen... (30 mins.)
“ Best TV Drama (for series 1)

Runner ups:
Tales from the Darkside (season 1)
The Smurfs (series 4)
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
27.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
“ Best TV Comedy (for series 2)

Runner ups:
James the Cat (series 1)
Cheers (seasons 2/3)
The Trap Door (series 1)
Spitting Image (series 1)
Danger Mouse (series 5)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (season 2)
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
28.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. (410 mins.)
“ Best Performance (TV Comedy): Rik Mayall (for series 2)

Runner ups:
Adrian Edmonson in The Young Ones (series 2)
John Ratzenberger in Cheers (seasons 2/3)
Nigel Planer in The Young Ones (series 2)
Ted Danson in Cheers (season 2/3) ” - solmaquina
 
29.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Sick (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Vyvan, Rick, Mike and Neil are ill and they have colds. The Boys get taken hostage by violent criminal Brian Damage Balowski and Mr. and Mrs. Pye, Neil's parents are coming to the flat to have tea. (410 mins.)
“ Best Direction in an Individual Episode

Runner ups:
The Young Ones: "Nasty"
The Young Ones: "Time"
The Young Ones: "Bambi"
The Young Ones: "Cash" ” - solmaquina
 
30.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Sick (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Vyvan, Rick, Mike and Neil are ill and they have colds. The Boys get taken hostage by violent criminal Brian Damage Balowski and Mr. and Mrs. Pye, Neil's parents are coming to the flat to have tea. (410 mins.)
“ Best Writing in an Individual Episode

Runner ups:
The Young Ones: "Nasty"
The Young Ones: "Time"
The Young Ones: "Bambi"
The Young Ones: "Cash" ” - solmaquina
 
31.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Sick (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Vyvan, Rick, Mike and Neil are ill and they have colds. The Boys get taken hostage by violent criminal Brian Damage Balowski and Mr. and Mrs. Pye, Neil's parents are coming to the flat to have tea. (410 mins.)
“ Best Individual Episode

Runner ups:
The Young Ones: "Nasty"
The Young Ones: "Time"
The Young Ones: "Bambi"
The Young Ones: "Cash"
The Young Ones: "Summer Holiday"
Yes Minister: "Party Games"
n/a
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
32.
Yes Minister (1980 TV Series)
Episode: Party Games (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Sir Humphrey Appleby receives his just reward when he's told by Sir Arnold Robinson that he is to be his successor as Cabinet Secretary... (60 mins.)
“ Best TV Special

Runners up:
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
33.
George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert... (60 mins.)
“ Best Feature Stand-up Comedy Recording

Runner ups:
n/a
n/a ” - solmaquina
 
34.
Flicky (1984 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
“ Best Video Game

Runner ups:
Balloon Fight
Marble Madness
Clu Clu Land
n/a ” - solmaquina