ACCA 1993 Nominations Announced- ‘Schindler’s List’ Leads With 14 Nominations


NEW YORK (April 19th, 2017) – Awards Circuit today announced its nominees for the 1993 Awards Circuit Community Awards. The awards are voted on by Awards Circuit’s community of readers from all over the world. For the first time ever, the Circuit Center was used to give readers a preferential ballot to vote.

Steven Spielberg’s historical epic “Schindler’s List” received the most nominations, with 14 total citations, including for Best Picture, Best Director for Steven Spielberg, Best Actor for Liam Neeson and Best Supporting Actor for both Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley.

Spielberg’s blockbuster “Jurassic Park” received the second most citations, with 11 total nominations. He becomes the first director in ACCA history to receive a Best Director nomination for two separate films in the same year. Four films- “The Fugitive,” “In the Name of the Father,” “Philadelphia” and “The Piano,” tied for third with seven citations. “Groundhog Day” was also nominated for Best Picture honors.

Voting for the winners will take place from Tuesday, Jan. 24 through Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Click here to see the list of past winners and nominees of ACCA.

Best Motion Picture

  • “Groundhog Day” (Columbia Pictures) – Harold Ramis, Trevor Albert
  • “In the Name of the Father” (Universal Pictures)– Jim Sheridan
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures) – Kathleen Kennedy & Gerald R. Molen
  • “Philadelphia” (TriStar Pictures)– Jonathan Demme & Edward Saxon
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures)– Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, & Branko Lustig

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Jane Campion, “The Piano”
  • Jonathan Demme, “Philadelphia”
  • Jim Sheridan, “In the Name of the Father”
  • Steven Spielberg, “Jurassic Park”
  • Steven Spielberg, “Schindler’s List”

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “In the Name of the Father”
  • Tom Hanks, “Philadelphia”
  • Liam Neeson, “Schindler’s List”
  • Denzel Washington, “Philadelphia”
  • Robin Williams, “Mrs. Doubtfire”

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Angela Bassett, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
  • Juliette Binoche, “Three Colors: Blue”
  • Holly Hunter, “The Piano”
  • Meg Ryan, “Sleepless in Seattle”
  • Emma Thompson, “The Remains of the Day”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
  • Ralph Fiennes, “Schindler’s List”
  • Tommy Lee Jones, “The Fugitive”
  • Ben Kingsley, “Schindler’s List”
  • Pete Postlethwaite, “In the Name of the Father”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Darlene Cates, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”
  • Laura Dern, “Jurassic Park”
  • Anna Paquin, “The Piano”
  • Rosie Perez, “Fearless”
  • Emma Thompson, “In the Name of the Father”

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Dazed and Confused” – Richard Linklater
  • “Groundhog Day” – Danny Rubin & Harold Ramis
  • “Philadelphia” – Ron Nyswaner
  • “The Piano” – Jane Campion
  • “Sleepless in Seattle” – Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, and Jeff Arch

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Fugitive” – Jeb Stuart & David Twohy
  • “In the Name of the Father” – Jim Sheridan and Terry George
  • “Jurassic Park” – David Koepp & Michael Crichton
  • “Schindler’s List” – Steven Zaillian
  • “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” – Peter Hedges

Best Cast Ensemble

  • “Dazed and Confused” – Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Sasha Jenson, Michaelle Burke, Christine Harnos, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Marissa Ribisi, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Milla Jovovich, Cole Hauser, Rory Cochrane, Aaron Lohr, Shawn Andrews, Christin Hinjosa & Renée Zellweger
  • “Jurassic Park” – Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Wayne Knight, B.D. Wong, Samuel L. Jackson, Cameron Thor, Miguel Sandoval, Jerry Molen
  • “Philadelphia” – Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward, Robert W. Castle, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford, Ron Vawter, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman, Charles Napier & Karen Finley
  • “Schindler’s List” – Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgorzata Gebel, Mark Ivanir, Beatrice Macola, Andrej Seweryn, & Friedrich von Thun
  • “Short Cuts” – Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer,  Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey Jr., Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, & Jack Lemmon

Best Production Design

  • “The Age of Innocence” (Columbia Pictures)– Dante Ferretti & Robert J. Franco
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures)– Rick Carter
  • “The Piano” (Miramax Films)– Andrew McAlpine
  • “The Remains of the Day” (Columbia Pictures)– Luciana Arrighi & Ian Whittaker
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures) – Ewa Bruan & Allan Starski

Best Cinematography

  • “The Age of Innocence” (Columbia Pictures)– Michael Ballhaus
  • “The Fugitive” (Warner Bros. Pictures)– Michael Chapman
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures) – Dean Cundey
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures) – Janusz Kaminski
  • “Three Colors: Blue” (Miramax)- Slawomir Idziak

Best Costume Design

  • “Hocus Pocus” (Buena Vista Pictures) – Mary E. Vogt
  • “Orlando” (Sony Pictures Classics) – Sandy Powell
  • “The Piano” (Miramax Films)– Janet Patterson
  • “The Remains of the Day” (Columbia Pictures) – Jenny Beavan & John Bright
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures)– Anna B. Sheppard

Best Film Editing

  • “The Fugitive” (Warner Bros. Pictures)– Dennis Virkler, David Finfer, Dean Goodhill, Don Brochu, Richard Nord, and Dov Hoenig
  • “Groundhog Day” (Columbia Pictures) – Pembroke J. Herring
  • “In the Name of the Father” (Universal Pictures)– Gerry Hambling
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures)– Michael Kahn
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures)– Michael Kahn

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Coneheads” (Paramount Pictures)– David B. Miller, David Abbott, Michelle Buhler, Tina Hoffman, Michael Key
  • “Hocus Pocus” (Buena Vista Pictures)- John M. Elliott Jr., John Calpin, & Steve LaPorte
  • “Mrs. Doubtfire” (20th Century Fox)– Greg Cannom, Ve Neill, & Yolanda Toussieng
  • “Philadelphia” (TriStar Pictures)– Carl Fullerton & Alan D’Angerio
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures)– Christina Smith, Matthew W. Mungle, Judy Alexander Cory, Waldemar Pokromski, & Pauline Heys

Best Sound

  • “Cliffhanger” (TriStar Pictures)– Michael Minkler, Bob Beemer, Tim Cooney, Wylie Stateman, Gregg Baxter
  • “The Fugitive” (Warner Bros. Pictures)– John Leveque, Bruce Stambler, Becky Sullivan, Scott D. Smith, Donald O. Mitchell, Michael Herbick, Frank A. Montaño
  • “In the Line of Fire” (Columbia Pictures)– Kevin O’Connell, Rick Kline, & Willie D. Burton
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures)– Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns, Gary Summers, Ron Judkins, & Shawn Murphy
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures)– Andy Nelson, Charles L. Campbell, Louis L. Edemann, Robert Jackson, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, & Ron Judkins

Best Visual Effects

  • “Cliffhanger” (TriStar Pictures)– Neil Krepela, John Richardson, John Bruno, & Pamela Easley
  • “Demolition Man” (Warner Bros. Pictures)–  Michael J. McAlister & Kimberly Nelson LoCascio
  • “The Fugitive” (Warner Bros. Pictures)– William Mesa & Roy Arbogast
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures) – Stan Winston, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett & Michael Lantieri
  • “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Buena Vista Pictures)– Pete Kozachik, Eric Leighton, Ariel Velasco Shaw, & Gordon Baker

Best Original Score

  • “The Fugitive” (Warner Bros. Pictures)– James Newton Howard
  • “Jurassic Park” (Universal Pictures)– John Williams
  • “The Piano” (Miramax Films)– Michael Nyman
  • “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures)– John Williams
  • “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Buena Vista Pictures)– Danny Elfman


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Films with Multiple Nominations

  • “Schindler List” – 14
  • “Jurassic Park” – 11
  • “The Fugitive” – 7
  • “In the Name of the Father” – 7
  • “Philadelphia” – 7
  • “The Piano” – 7
  • “Groundhog Day” – 3
  • “The Remains of the Day” – 3
  • “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” – 3
  • “The Age of Innocence” – 2
  •  “Cliffhanger” – 2
  • “Dazed and Confused” – 2
  • “Hocus Pocus” – 2
  • “Mrs. Doubtfire” – 2
  • “Sleepless in Seattle” – 2
  • “Three Colors: Blue” – 2
  • “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” – 2

  • Joey Magidson

    Congrats to Steven Spielberg and the (few) other nominees!

  • Tee

    Lack of love for Nightmare Before Christmas and Addams Family hurts, but Schindler’s List getting nominated in all the right places is great. Really surprised at the love of In the Name of the Father over Dazed and Confused, as well as the love for Philadelphia.

    A question- why did we let Spielberg get two Director slots? I think that getting him two is unfair, since it robs other directors like Linklater or Raimis.

    • Spencer

      I agree with all of the points you mentioned. I would swap out Steven Spielberg (“Jurassic Park”) for either James Ivory (“The Remains of the Day”) or Harold Ramis (“Groundhog Day”) for the Best Director nomination.

      I really doubt that Spielberg would seriously be contended for “Jurassic Park”, when there’s another film of which he was also nominated for that has left such an outstanding impact in the history of cinema that will forever stand as one of the great masterpieces of the medium: “Schindler’s List”.

  • Spencer

    I would have loved to see “Dave” and “In the Name of the Father” nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

  • Spencer

    “The Age of Innocence” would have been perfect contender for Best Costume Design had it actually been nominated for the award. It’s also a shame that Winona Ryder got snubbed for Best Supporting Actress.

  • Spencer

    Liam Neeson has to win Best Actor.

  • Charles Bright

    When will voting open up to determine the winners? I know it says it will happen between Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 but that can’t be right, can it?