Top Ten 1983

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

I can’t imagine anything more appropriate than Robert Duvall winning an Academy Award for his career-topping performance in Bruce Beresford’s perfect drama Tender Mercies than the fact that he received the statue from the one and only Dolly Parton as co-presenter.  Duvall, usually a more obvious and mannered actor, fits perfectly into Beresford’s more subdued vision of the torments and tragedies that push families apart but keep love strong. It’s a wonderful film that has barely aged a day.

Honour Roll: Mel Brooks, To Be Or Not To Be; Tom Courtenay, The Dresser; Albert Finney, The Dresser; Michael Keaton, Mr. Mom

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

Another career long overdue for tribute was the fabulous Shirley MacLaine, who deservedly…

  • The Ballad of Narayama

    1

  • Tender Mercies

    2

  • Entre Nous

    3

  • Zelig

    4

  • Testament

    5

  • The Dresser

    6

  • The Right Stuff

    7

  • To Be or Not to Be

    8

  • Carmen

    9

  • The Makioka Sisters

    10