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Shadows Awards Rich Cline’s Best of 1984
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Complete lists announced
in February 1985


Note: Shadows on the Wall was launched in Sep '85, but I made my first year-end list as a critic in Feb '82.
1983   <   SHADOWS AWARDS   >   1985
B E S T   F I L M   o f   1 9 8 4 :
THE KILLING FIELDS (Roland Joffé)
the killing fields 2. Amadeus (Milos Foreman)
3. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner)
4. Places in the Heart (Robert Benton)
5. All of Me (Carl Reiner)
6. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)
7. Paris Texas (Wim Wenders)
8. Romancing the Stone (Robert Zemeckis)
9. The Cotton Club (Francis Coppola)
10. Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan (Hugh Hudson)
11. Starman (John Carpenter)
12. A Soldier's Story (Norman Jewison)
13. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman)
14. 1984 (Michael Radford)
15. Splash (Ron Howard)
16. The Natural (Barry Levinson)
17. A Passage to India (David Lean)
18. The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan)
19. Footloose (Herbert Ross)
20. Repo Man (Alex Cox)
D I R E C T O R :
MILOS FOREMAN
(Amadeus)
W R I T E R :
ROBERT BENTON
(Places in the Heart)
2. Robert Benton (Places in the Heart)
3. Hugh Hudson (Greystoke)
4. Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap)
5. Alex Cox (Repo Man)
6. Roland Joffe (The Killing Fields)
7. Woody Allen (Broadway Danny Rose)
8. David Lean (A Passage to India)
9. Barry Levinson (The Natural)
10. Robert Zemeckis (Romancing the Stone)
2. Peter Shaffer (Amadeus)
3. Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap)
4. Bruce Robinson (The Killing Fields)
5. Woody Allen (Broadway Danny Rose)
6. Diane Thomas (Romancing the Stone)
7. Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters)
8. Phil Alden Robinson (All of Me)
9. Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bruce Jay Friedman, Brian Grazer (Splash)
10. Charles Fuller (A Soldier's Story)
A C T R E S S :
KATHLEEN TURNER
(Romancing the Stone, Crimes of Passion)
A C T O R :
HAING S NGOR
(The Killing Fields)
turner 2. Sally Field (Places in the Heart)
3. Lesley Ann Warren (Choose Me)
4. Karen Allen (Starman)
5. Shelley Long (Irreconcilable Differences)
6. Mia Farrow (Broadway Danny Rose)
7. Sissy Spacek (The River)
8. Judy Davis (A Passage to India)
9. Jessica Lange (Country)
10. Diane Lane (The Cotton Club)
ngor 2. Steve Martin (All of Me)
3. F Murray Abraham (Amadeus)
4. John Hurt (1984)
5. Jeff Bridges (Starman)
6. Danny Glover (Places in the Heart)
7. Howard Rollins (A Soldier's Story)
8. Robin Williams (Moscow on the Hudson)
9. Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields)
10. Tom Hulce (Amadeus)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S :
LILY TOMLIN
(All of Me)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R :
JOHN MALKOVICH
(Places in the Heart, The Killing Fields)
tomlin 2. Peggy Ashcroft (A Passage to India)
3. Christine Lahti (Swing Shift)
4. Glenn Close (The Natural)
5. Daryl Hannah (The Pope of Greenwich Village, Splash)
6. Nastassja Kinski (Paris Texas)
7. Lindsay Crouse (Places in the Heart)
8. Drew Barrymore (Irreconcilable Differences)
9. Geraldine Page (The Pope of Greenwich Village)
10. Maria Conchita Alonso (Moscow on the Hudson)
malkovich 2. Christopher Guest (This Is Spinal Tap)
3. Jeffrey Jones (Amadeus)
4. Bill Murray (Ghostbusters)
5. Danny DeVito (Romancing the Stone)
6. Adolph Caesar (A Soldier's Story)
7. Eugene Levy (Splash)
8. Gregory Hines (The Cotton Club)
9. Ed Harris (Places in the Heart)
10. Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters)
T V   &   M U S I C : W O R S T   F I L M :
BEST TV SERIES: Cheers (NBC)
BEST SINGLE: Drive (The Cars)
Give My Regards to Broad Street (Peter Webb)

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