The 1990 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Ray Liotta and Gina Mastrogiacomo in Goodfellas

I've been over the rules I set for my Critics Consensus Awards a few times already (in their fullest detail on the initial post), so I'll only briefly mention here that things are all change for 1990 as nominations join the fray, and it's good news for Goodfellas! Martin Scorsese's gangster classic competes for six of seven awards including Best Picture and Director; those interested will now be able to keep track of how closely those categories match, with 4/5 pictures appearing in both for 1990. You'll notice that I don't adhere to the Oscar rule of limiting actors to one nomination per category, as both Anjelica Huston and Robert de Niro make double appearances in leading acting categories (I also don't adhere to the occasional critics' practice of grouping an actor's performances together within one nomination). Perhaps the most interesting thing about the 1990 CCA nominations is that only two of its Best Picture nominees were up for the year's corresponding Oscar: Dances with Wolves and Goodfellas, and The Grifters' nomination means Scorsese notches up four mentions in a single year, which stands as a current record. Check back later for details of award winners, and see below for details of nominees.


Best Picture

Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner and Jim Wilson)

Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler)

The Grifters (Stephen Frears, Robert A. Harris, Jim Painter and Martin Scorsese)

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (James Ivory and Ismail Merchant)

Reversal of Fortune (Edward R. Pressman, Barbet Schroeder and Oliver Stone)


Best Director

Bernardo Bertolucci (The Sheltering Sky)

Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves)

Stephen Frears (The Grifters)

Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune)

Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Kathy Bates (Misery)

Mia Farrow (Alice)

Anjelica Huston (The Grifters)

Anjelica Huston (The Witches)

Joanne Woodward (Mr. & Mrs. Bridge)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Robert de Niro (Awakenings)

Robert de Niro (Goodfellas)

Danny Glover (To Sleep with Anger)

Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune)

Robin Williams (Awakenings)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Annette Bening (The Grifters)

Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas)

Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost)

Winona Ryder (Mermaids)

Dianne Wiest (Edward Scissorhands)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion)

Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III)

Al Pacino (Dick Tracy)

Joe Pesci (Goodfellas)

John Turturro (Miller's Crossing)


Best Screenplay

Michael Blake (Dances with Wolves)

Charles Burnett (To Sleep with Anger)

Nicholas Kazan (Reversal of Fortune)

Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas)

Whit Stillman (Metropolitan)


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