Perfect (in) Hindsight: Vintage Film Awards Announced in Brussels
May 12, 2016, 11:23 am
Most of the statuettes went to films that were ignored by the major awards committees decades ago.
BRUSSELS, 12 MAY 2016 — The first annual Vintage Film Awards were presented last night at the Press Club Brussels Europe.
Alicia Silverstone, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael J. Fox, Susan Sarandon and Jack Nicholson won the major acting awards, recognizing their performances in films from 20, 30, and 40 years ago — for which only two had received Bafta or Academy Award nominations.
Trophies were also announced for the directors and writers of Seven, Back to the Future, Jaws and Thunderball as the most enduring classics of 1995, 1985, 1975 and 1965. Coolio, Simple Minds, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show cast won the statuettes for Best Soundtrack Song.
After a shortlisting and nomination process, Vintage Film Awards winners were determined by a poll of 1,000-1,200 adults.
"Some films get better with age" is the motto of The Vintage Film Awards, founded in 2015 with the mission of giving recognition to films with continuing impact on society – many of which were ignored by the major awards committees when they were first released. Each year, awards are given to films released 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.
L'Anglophone sponsored the event. The 2nd Vintage Film Awards, honoring the films of 1996, 1986, 1976 and 1966, will be held in January 2017 in Los Angeles.
LIST OF WINNERS
Vintage Film of 1995
Seven Dir. David Fincher, written by Andrew Kevin Walker
Zeitgeist Film of 1995
While You Were Sleeping Dir. Jon Turteltaub, written by Fredric LeBow and Daniel G. Sullivan
Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1995
Morgan Freeman as Detective Somerset in “Seven”
Vintage Performance by an Actress in 1995
Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in “Clueless”
Vintage Soundtrack Song
“Gangsta’s Paradise” from “Dangerous Minds” by Coolio
Vintage Film of 1985
Back to the Future Dir. Robert Zemeckis; written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale
Zeitgeist Film of 1985
St. Elmo’s Fire Dir. Joel Schumacher; written by Schumacher and Carl Kurlander
Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1985
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly in “Back to the Future”
Vintage Performance by an Actress in 1985
Whoopi Goldberg as Celie in “The Color Purple”
Vintage Soundtrack Song of 1985
“Don't You (Forget About Me)” from “The Breakfast Club” by Simple Minds
Vintage Film of 1975
Jaws Dir. Steven Spielberg; written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Zeitgeist Film of 1975
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Dir. Jim Sharman; written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien
Vintage Performance by an Actor in 1975
Jack Nicholson as Randle in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
Vintage Performance by an Actress in 1975
Susan Sarandon as Janet in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Vintage Soundtrack Song of 1975
“The Time Warp” from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” by Richard O’Brien, Nell Campbell, and Patricia Quinn
Vintage Film of 1965
Thunderball Dir. Terence Young; written by Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins, Jack Whittingham, Kevin McClory, and Ian Fleming
Zeitgeist Film of 1965
Cat Ballou Dir. Elliot Silverstein; written by Walter Newman and Frank Pierson
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