The 1992 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Stephen Rea and Miranda Richardson in The Crying Game

Two of 1992's biggest critical hits lead nominations for the year at the Critics Consensus Awards, one that's held up under 27 years of scrutiny and one that... has not. Clint Eastwood's Oscar winner Unforgiven likewise supplies the cinema legend his first CCA nods with five in total for the movie, while Neil Jordan's questionable sleeper The Crying Game also scores five, both landing in Best Picture and Director. Spike Lee's Malcolm X also makes an appearance in Picture, while two Best Actress contenders come from non-English language titles. And as with last year in Supporting Actor, this year's Supporting Actress lineup omits the controversial Oscar winner, Marisa Tomei, opting instead for a double nomination for Miranda Richardson (something that's not permitted at Oscar). Also: look! Quentin Tarantino's first nomination, in spite of what we hear nowadays about Reservoir Dogs not being successful in its time. All the nominations are below, with award winners to come later today.


Best Picture

The Crying Game (Neil Jordan and Stephen Woolley)

Howards End (James Ivory and Ismail Merchant)

Malcolm X (Spike Lee, Ahmed Murad and Marvin Worth)

The Player (Robert Altman, David Brown, Michael Tolkin and Nick Wechsler)

Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)


Best Director

Robert Altman (The Player)

Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)

James Ivory (Howards End)

Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)

Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Pernilla August (The Best Intentions)

Gong Li (Raise the Red Lantern)

Michelle Pfeiffer (Love Field)

Susan Sarandon (Lorenzo's Oil)

Emma Thompson (Howards End)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin)

Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)

Harvey Keitel (Bad Lieutenant)

Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) Denzel Washington (Malcolm X)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives)

Joan Plowright (Enchanted April)

Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game)

Miranda Richardson (Damage)

Alfre Woodard (Passion Fish)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Seymour Cassel (In the Soup)

Jaye Davidson (The Crying Game)

Gene Hackman (Unforgiven)

Jack Nicholson (A Few Good Men)

Al Pacino (Glengarry Glen Ross)


Best Screenplay

Bo Goldman (Scent of a Woman)

Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Howards End)

Michael Tolkin (The Player)

David Webb Peoples (Unforgiven)


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