Snubby Awards: 1984 Results/1983 Nominations

The results are in for 1984, and I only just realized I forgot to nominated Morris Day for Best Snubbed Supporting Actor for Purple Rain. Deep in your heart, you know he deserves it.

Here’s who actually did win:

Best Cast: We have a tie, between classic comedies This Is Spinal Tap and Ghostbusters

Best Voicework: Our all-Muppet nominees were clearly led by Frank Oz, who performed Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, Sam the Eagle, cameos by Bert and Cookie Monster, and also directed.

Best Stuntwork: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom gets a well-deserved nod. That minecart chase alone was worth the price of admission.

Best Snubbed Supporting Actor: Rick Moranis is the clear winner for Ghostbusters over M. Emmet Walsh’s very, very similar role in Blood Simple.

Best Snubbed Supporting Actress: Sigourney Weaver handily beats Ghostbusters co-star Annie Potts.

Best Snubbed Actor: One of the closest races in Snubbies history, as Harry Dean Stanton wins for Paris, Texas just one vote ahead of This Is Spinal Tap‘s Christopher Guest, himself just one vote ahead of Ghostbusters‘ Bill Murray, with Tap‘s Michael McKean just two votes behind him.

Best Snubbed Actress: A bit more clear-cut here, as Linda Hamilton gets the most votes of any acting category for The Terminator, finishing well ahead of Frances McDormand’s also-strong showing for Blood Simple.

Best Snubbed Director: A two-horse race between James Cameron and Rob Reiner, and The Terminator director comes out on top. This is Cameron’s second win for a film in the Terminator series.

Best Snubbed Picture: Same two-horse race, but this time This Is Spinal Tap comes out ahead, as the original mockumentary is a clear-cut favorite over Terminator.

As always, runners-up and final vote totals for every Snubbies year can be seen in this spreadsheet.

Now, onto 1983! The year Staying Alive made the brilliant sequel move of throwing over the Bee Gees iconic music for a soundtrack by, you guessed it, Frank Stallone. But there were some good movies too! Let’s nominate some.

As always, you can suggest any non-Oscar-nominated movie or performance from 1983 in the appropriate thread. Upvote as many films as you think are deserving. Top five upvoted films will be our nominees, to be voted on next week. Here are 1983’s Oscar-nominated films, which are not eligible for a Snubby:

Best Picture
Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill
The Dresser
The Right Stuff
Tender Mercies

Best Director
James L. Brooks, Terms of Endearment
Peter Yates, The Dresser
Ingmar Bergman, Fanny and Alexander
Mike Nichols, Silkwood
Bruce Beresford, Tender Mercies

Best Actress
Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment
Jane Alexander, Testament
Meryl Streep, Silkwood
Julie Waters, Educating Rita
Debra Winger, Terms of Endearment

Best Actor
Robert Duvall, Tender Mercies
Michael Caine, Educating Rita
Tom Conti, Reuben, Reuben
Tom Courtenay, The Dresser
Albert Finney, The Dresser

Best Supporting Actress
Linda Hunt, The Year of Living Dangerously
Cher, Silkwood
Glenn Close, The Big Chill
Amy Irving, Yentl
Alfre Woodard, Cross Creek

Best Supporting Actor
Jack Nicholson, Terms of Endearment
Charles Durning, To Be or Not To Be
John Lithgow, Terms of Endearment
Sam Shepard, The Right Stuff
Rip Torn, Cross Creek