The 1995 Critics Consensus Award Nominations


Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas

After 1994's Critics Consensus Awards added a new category for the first time (Best Cinematography), the 1995 edition adds another (Foreign Language Film). That, alas, doesn't affect any of the other nominees, as every one of them is in English, including nomination leader, Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. It matches Goodfellas' and Pulp Fiction's record of six nods, closely followed by an impressive showing for Todd Haynes' Safe, which missed out on any Oscar mentions. Interesting to note that, despite what looks like a Best Director lineup full of heavy-hitters, only one of these five is up for the Oscar. Perhaps more interesting is that the year's Oscar Best Picture, Director and Actress winners are both absent: Braveheart and Mel Gibson, and Dead Man Walking's Susan Sarandon. And for the third consecutive frame, a Best Picture nominee sneaks in without a single other nomination to its name - in this case, Babe. Winners are on their way later today, but all the details for now are below!


Best Picture

Apollo 13 (Brian Grazer and Ron Howard)

Babe (Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell and Chris Noonan)

Leaving Las Vegas (Lila Cazes, Mike Figgis and Annie Stewart)

Safe (Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon and Lauren Zalaznick)

Sense and Sensibility (Lindsay Doran and Ang Lee)


Best Director

Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas)

Todd Haynes (Safe)

Ron Howard (Apollo 13)

Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility)

Martin Scorsese (Casino)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Nicole Kidman (To Die For)

Jennifer Jason Leigh (Georgia)

Julianne Moore (Safe)

Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas)

Meryl Streep (The Bridges of Madison County)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges (Wild Bill)

Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)

Morgan Freeman (Se7en)

Anthony Hopkins (Nixon)

Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Joan Allen (Nixon)

Illeana Douglas (To Die For)

Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13)

Kyra Sedgwick (Something to Talk About)

Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress)

Ed Harris (Apollo 13)

Tim Roth (Rob Roy)

Kevin Spacey (Se7en)

Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects)


Best Screenplay

Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas)

Todd Haynes (Safe)

Amy Heckerling (Clueless)

Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects)

Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility)


Best Cinematography

Fujimoto Tak (Devil in a Blue Dress)

Darius Khondji (Se7en)

Lu Yue (Shanghai Triad)

Alex Nepomniaschy (Safe)

Declan Quinn (Leaving Las Vegas)


Best Foreign Language Film

Lamerica (Gianni Amelio, Mario Cecchi Gori and Vittorio Cecchi Gori)

Les Miserables (Claude Lelouch)

Il Postino (Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gaetano Daniele and Michael Radford)

Through the Olive Trees (Alain Depardieu and Abbas Kiarostami)

Wild Reeds (Georges Benayoun, Alain Sarde and Andre Techine)


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