Shadows Awards Rich Cline’s Best of 1981
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Complete lists announced
in February 1982

Note: Shadows on the Wall was launched in Sep '85,but I first
worked as a critic in autumn '81; this is my first set of year-end lists.

1970s   <   SHADOWS AWARDS   >   1982
B E S T   F I L M   o f   1 9 8 1 :
REDS (Warren Beatty)
reds 2. Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson)
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
4. Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam)
5. Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan)
6. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis)
7. Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross)
8. On Golden Pond (Mark Rydell)
9. S.O.B. (Blake Edwards)
10. Continental Divide (Michael Apted)
11. Arthur (Steve Gordon)
12. The Four Seasons (Alan Alda)
13. Prince of the City (Sidney Lumet)
14. Atlantic City (Louis Malle)
15. Gallipoli (Peter Weir)
16. Ragtime (Milos Forman)
17. The French Lieutenant's Woman (Karel Reisz)
18. Excalibur (John Boorman)
19. For Your Eyes Only (John Glen)
20. Four Friends (Arthur Penn)
D I R E C T O R :
W R I T E R :
(Chariots of Fire)
2. Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
3. Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits)
4. Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat)
5. John Landis (An American Werewolf in London)
6. Milos Forman (Ragtime)
7. John Boorman (Excalibur)
8. Michael Cimino (Heaven's Gate)
9. Karel Reisz (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
10. Herbert Ross (Pennies from Heaven)
2. Warren Beatty, Trevor Griffiths (Reds)
3. Harold Pinter (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
4. Dennis Potter (Pennies from Heaven)
5. Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond)
6. Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Body Heat, Continental Divide)
7. Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin (Time Bandits)
8. John Guare (Atlantic City)
6. Steve Gordon (Arthur)
10. Kurt Luedtke (Absense of Malice)
A C T R E S S :
A C T O R :
keaton 2. Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond)
3. Bernadette Peters (Pennies from Heaven)
4. Susan Sarandon (Atlantic City)
5. Meryl Streep (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
6. Kathleen Turner (Body Heat)
7. Sally Field (Absense of Malice)
8. Sissy Spacek (Raggedy Man)
9. Marsha Mason (Only When I Laugh)
10. Brooke Shields (Endless Love)
beatty 2. Steve Martin (Pennies from Heaven)
3. Treat Williams (Prince of the City)
4. Burt Lancaster (Atlantic City)
5. Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond)
6. William Hurt (Body Heat)
7. Jeremy Irons (The French Lieutenant's Woman)
8. Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
9. John Belushi (Continental Divide)
10. Dudley Moore (Arthur)
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S :
S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R :
stapleton 2. Jane Fonda (On Golden Pond)
3. Carol Burnett (The Four Seasons)
4. Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
5. Liza Minnelli (Arthur)
6. Frances Sternhagen (Outland)
7. Sandy Dennis (The Four Seasons)
8. Katherine Helmond (Time Bandits)
9. Elizabeth McGovern (Ragtime)
10. Melinda Dillon (Absense of Malice)
nicholson 2. Ian Holm (Chariots of Fire, Time Bandits)
3. John Gielgud (Arthur, Chariots of Fire)
4. Howard E Rollins (Ragtime)
5. John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
6. Sean Penn (Taps)
7. Edward Herrmann (Reds)
8. Mandy Patinkin (Ragtime)
9. Timothy Hutton (Taps)
10. David Warner (Time Bandits)
T V   &   M U S I C : W O R S T   F I L M :
BEST TV SERIES: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
BEST SINGLE: Hill Street Blues (Mike Post)
The History of the World Part I (Mel Brooks)

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