Ray’s 1983 Movie Awards


Ray’s 1983 Movie Awards


The Ten Best Films

  1. The Right Stuff
  2. Fanny and Alexander
  3. Terms of Endearment
  4. Zelig
  5. Silkwood
  6. Risky Business
  7. Star 80
  8. (tie) Return of the Jedi

The Return of Martin Guerre” (France

  1. The Big Chill
  2. Under Fire
  3. Tender Mercies



*Philip Kaufman, The Right Stuff

Ingmar Bergman, Fanny and Alexander

James Brooks, Terms of Endearment

Paul Brickman, Risky Business

Woody Allen, Zelig

Bob Fosse, Star 80

Mike Nichols, Silkwood

Robert Altman, Streamers



*Eric Roberts, Star 80

Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies

Michael Caine, Educating Rita

Tom Courtenay, The Dresser

Albert Finney, The Dresser



*Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment

Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

Julie Walters, Educating Rita

Meryl Streep, Silkwood

Jane Alexander, Testament


Supporting Actor

*Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment

Ed Harris, The Right Stuff”/”Under Fire

William Hurt, The Big Chill

Jerry Lewis, The King of Comedy

Fred Ward, The Right Stuff”/”Uncommon Valor”/”Silkwood


Supporting Actress

*Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously

Sandra Bernhardt, King of Comedy

Cher, Silkwood

Louise Fletcher, Brainstorm” / “Strange Invaders

Betty Buckley, Tender Mercies


Original Screenplay

*Terms of Endearment

Fanny and Alexander


Risky Business


Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life


Adapted Screenplay

*The Right Stuff

Heat and Dust

Star 80

*The Return of Martin Guerre




*The Right Stuff

Return of the Jedi




*The Right Stuff



Risky Business

Return of the Jedi




Heat and Dust

Risky Business



Art Direction

*The Right Stuff

Fanny and Alexander

Risky Business

The Return of Martin Guerre

Heat and Dust




*The Right Stuff

Fanny and Alexander

The Return of Martin Guerre

The Draughtsman’s Contract

Heat and Dust


Star 80


Most Hilarious

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

A Christmas Story



Most Disappointing



Least Appreciated

Strange Invaders


Most Useless Sequels

Jaws 3D

Superman III


Most Hilarious Reviews

Two of a Kind


Most Worthy Candidates for Early Retirement

John Travolta

Sylvester Stallone

Olivia Newton-John

Jennifer Beals


Best Lines

You want to see something really scary?”  Dan Aykroyd in “Twilight Zone: The Movie

I’m not like other guys.”  Michael Jackson speaks the truth in “Thriller

They took the train!!”  Louise Fletcher in “Strange Invaders

I’ve got a trig mid-term tomorrow and I’m being chased by Guido, the Killer Pimp!!”  “Risk BusinessWould you prefer white?”  John Cleese’s question to Death after the Grim Reaper ha smashed a proffered glass of red wine

Some peckerwood’s got to take the thing up, and some peckerwood’s gotta land it.  And tha peckerwood is called . . uh . . a pilot.  Kim Stanley in “The Right Stuff

Flap, one of your nicest qualities has always been your ability to recognize your ow shortcomings.  Please don’t lose that quality now when you need it the most.”  Shirley MacLaine in “Terms of Endearment”



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