|Making that long walk to the podium...|
You might as well call these the 1996 MTV Fisti Awards, considering the amount of 'above the line' nominations films like Romeo + Juliet, That Thing You Do, Scream and Mission: Impossible received, but there is no denying that the quality of the Blockbuster that year was just so high. Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe it's just good taste, but I continue to find myself awestruck by how strong even the most generic film was from 1996. And this isn't even getting into von Trier's tremendous breakthrough, Leigh's largest Oscar draw and Campion's period brilliance.
1996 is the first year of the Fistis that has pretty much concluded in a sweep of the awards. One particular film (pictured above) pretty much took everything. With 14 nominations, it walks away with 8 wins and I wouldn't blink an eyelash at any of them.
So check them out here. I welcome all comments! What would you nominate? Who did I snub? What nominations/wins are you most happy to see?