DK's Best Achievements in Cinema - 1997

Best Director
Robert Zemeckis    Contact
Paul Verhoeven    Starship Troopers
Luc Besson    The Fifth Element
James Cameron    Titanic
William Friedkin    12 Angry Men
Also worth mentioning
Robert Downey Sr.    Hugo Pool
Andrew Niccol    Gattaca
Adrian Lyne    Lolita
Taylor Hackford    The Devil's Advocate
Barry Sonnenfeld    Men in Black

Best Actor
Al Pacino    The Devil's Advocate
Jude Law    Gattaca
Vincent D'Onofrio    Men in Black
Jack Lemmon    12 Angry Men
George C. Scott    12 Angry Men
Also worth mentioning
Gary Oldman    The Fifth Element

Best Cinematography
Jost Vacano    Starship Troopers
Thierry Arbogast    The Fifth Element
Slawomir Idziak    Gattaca
Also worth mentioning
Joseph Montgomery    Hugo Pool
Don Burgess    Contact
Andrzej Bartkowiak    The Devil's Advocate

Best Score
Basil Poledouris    Starship Troopers
Eric Serra    The Fifth Element
James Newton Howard    The Devil's Advocate
Also worth mentioning
Ennio Morricone    Lolita
Michael Nyman    Gattaca
Alan Silvestri    Contact
John Frizzell    Alien: Resurrection
Mychael Danna    The Sweet Hereafter
Danny Elfman    Men in Black

Best Editing
Mark Goldblatt,
Caroline Ross
   Starship Troopers
Sylvie Landra    The Fifth Element
Arthur Schmidt    Contact
Mark Warner    The Devil's Advocate

Best Sound Editing
Starship Troopers
The Fifth Element
The Devil's Advocate

Best Makeup
Rick Baker,
David LeRoy Anderson
   Men in Black
Best Picture
Starship Troopers
The Fifth Element
The Devil's Advocate
Deconstructing Harry
Hugo Pool
Open your Eyes
12 Angry Men
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan Supermasochist
Men in Black

Best Actress
Jodie Foster    Contact
Charlize Theron    The Devil's Advocate
Milla Jovovich    The Fifth Element

Best Writing
Reginald Rose    12 Angry Men
Woody Allen    Deconstructing Harry
Alejandro Amenabar    Open your Eyes
Carl Sagan,
Ann Druyan,
James V. Hart,
Michael Goldenberg
Andrew Neiderman,
Jonathan Lemkin,
Tony Gilroy
   The Devil's Advocate
Also worth mentioning
Robert Downey Sr.,
Laura Ernst
   Hugo Pool
Andrew Niccol    Gattaca
Edward Neumeier    Starship Troopers

Best Visual Effects
The Fifth Element
Starship Troopers
The Devil's Advocate
Also worth mentioning
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Men in Black

Best Production Design
Also worth mentioning
The Fifth Element
Starship Troopers
Alien: Resurrection

Best Steadicam
Gregory Lundsgaard,
Mark O'Kane,
Randy Nolen
Also worth mentioning
Gregory Lundsgaard    The Devil's Advocate

Movies that were considered (72):
12 Angry Men | A Better Place | A Life Less Ordinary | Air Force One | Alien: Resurrection | An American Werewolf in Paris | Anaconda | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery | Batman & Robin | Booty Call | Breast Men | Carne tremula | Chasing Amy | Con Air | Contact | Cure | Deceiver | Deconstructing Harry | Elevated | Event Horizon | Face/Off | Fathers' Day | Fierce Creatures | Fireworks | Full Tilt Boogie | Funny Games | G.I. Jane | Gattaca | Ghosts | Good Will Hunting | Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves | Hugo Pool | I know what you did Last Summer | In the Company of Men | Jackie Brown | King of the Hill | L.A. Confidential | Liar Liar | Life is beautiful | Little Dieter Needs to Fly | Lolita | Love and Death on Long Island | Men in Black | Mimic | Mr. Nice Guy | Nightwatch | Nil by Mouth | Nothing to Lose | One Night Stand | Open your Eyes | Orgazmo | Oscar and Lucinda | Private Parts | Retroactive | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion | Scream 2 | Shooting Fish | Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist | Speed 2: Cruise Control | Starship Troopers | Suicide Kings | The Devil's Advocate | The Fifth Element | The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys | The Hanging Garden | The Lost World: Jurassic Park | The Man Who Knew Too Little | The Rainmaker | The Sweet Hereafter | Titanic | Volcano | Wild Man Blues | Wishmaster.

Movies that were not considered (and should have):
As Good as It Gets | Boogie Nights | Cube | Dobermann | Donnie Brasco | Dream with the Fishes | Mad City | The Game | Wag the Dog | Washington Square.

Special Awards

Best Ensemble Cast: 12 Angry Men, Hugo Pool.
Best Documentary: Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan Supermasochist.
Best Remake: 12 Angry Men.

Worst Actress: Winona Ryder for Alien: Resurrection.

Most Pretentious Director: John Woo for Face/Off.

Worst Direction: Stan Winston for Ghosts.
Worst Writing: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for Good Will Hunting.

Worst Blockbuster: Air Force One.
Worst Action: Face/Off.
Worst Sequel: An American Werewolf in Paris, Honey We Shrunk Ourselves, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Worst Horror: I know what you did Last Summer, Anaconda.