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1982. Fucking Gandhi. I can't stand that movie. So flaccid, so self-important and underdeveloped and just, yuck. So, like, you won't see that film anywhere here. On the outset, 1982 can look like a pretty mediocre year, but the strength in the few films that rise to the top of the pack is so strong, so profound and so iconic (possibly the two greatest sci-fi films of all time) that I can't find fault with the year, despite the low number of truly great films. It also saddens me that my two favorite films of the year pretty much compete head to head in every category and so one of them, which I consider to be one of the greatest children's films of all time (you can guess right now which film I'm talking about) has to settle with a mere Original Screenplay win and nothing more. This also marks a pretty huge sweep, with my Best Picture winner taking home almost every award it's up for. So, without further ado, I present to you the Fisti Awards of 1982!
[EDIT: Apparently the Original Song category is a real bitch for me, since I originally nominated three songs that, as it turns out, were not original. So, 'I Will Always Love You', 'Tomorrow' and 'The Wall' are no longer Fisti nominees, and in their place we find...a lot of songs from Victor/Victoria!]
Shoot the Moon
Coup de Torchon
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
One From the Heart
The Return of the Soldier