Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read So Far In 2017

Updated August 1, 2017


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(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)


1. The Book That Changed America by Randall Fuller ***
2. The Evenings by Gerard Reve (1956) (trans by Sam Garrett) ***/
3. Demon Vol. 2 by Jason Shiga ***
4. Decelerate Blue by Adam Rapp and Mike Cavallaro ** 1/2
5. Feed by M.T. Anderson (2002) ***/
6. Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar ***
7. Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott ** 1/2
8. The Stone Heart: The Nameless City Volume 2 by Faith Erin Hicks ***/
9. Round by Joyce Sidman and Taeeun Yoo **
10. Curious George Goes To The Hospital by Margaret and H.A. Rey; read by John Krazinski (1967) ** 1/2
11. Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders ****
12.  Their Finest by Lissa Evans *** 1/2
13. Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering Of The All-American Town by Brian Alexander ** 1/2
14. Direct Action by LA Kaufman ** 1/2
15. The Horseman by Tim Pears *** 1/2
16. Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie **
17. The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh **
18. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo ***
19. The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo ** 1/2
20. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson ***
21. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier ** 1/2
22. We'll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg **
23. The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald ***
24. The Road To Jonestown by Jeff Guinn ***
25. The End Of Eddy by Edouard Louis ** 1/2
26. Eight Flavors by Sarah Lohman
27. When The World Stopped To Listen by Stuart Isakoff ** 1/2
28. Otis Redding by Jonathan Gould ***/
29. Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search For Extra-Terrestrial Life edited by Jim Al-khalili ***
30. Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi *** 1/2
31. The Absolutely True Adventures of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie *** 1/2
32. The Doorman's Repose by Chris Raschka *** 1/2
33. Grief Cottage by Gail Goodwin **
34. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie *** 1/2
35. The Changeling by Victor LaValle ***
36. Quiet Until The Thaw by Alexandra Fuller ***/
37. New Thoughts by Wallace Shawn ***
38. The Adventures Of John Blake: Mystery Of the Ghost Ship by Philip Pullman and illos by Fre4d Fordham **
39. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory *** 1/2
40. The Last Cowboys Of San Geronimo by Ian Stansel ***
41. The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard ***/
42. The Unwomanly Face Of War by Svetlana Alexievich (1985) ****
43. Refugee by Alan Gratz ***
44. The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker ***/
45. Letters To his Neighbor by Marcel Proust, trans Lydia Davis **
46. Quakeland by Kathryn Miles ***
47. Mask Of Shadows by Linsey Miller **
48. Emily Of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery (1923) read before ** 1/2
49. An Alchemy of Masks and Mirrors by Curtis Craddock ** 1/2
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CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS (A strong emphasis on the ones I like, so don't think I love everything I listen to -- I just don't bother really listening to the ones I don't )

1. Neil Diamond -- Stones (1971) ***
2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976) ***
3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- You're Gonna Get It! (1978) ** 1/2
4. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Damn The Torpedoes! (1979) *** 1/2
5. John Mayer -- The Search For Everything ep Wave One ***/
6. Rose Elinor Dougall -- Stellular ** 1/2
7. Bones -- Disgrace ***
8. Bernhoft -- The Morning Comes ep ** 1/2
9. The Go-Betweens -- Quiet Heart/Best Of (2012) *** 1/2
10. Kasey Chambers -- Dragonfly *** 1/2
11. Neil Diamond -- I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight (1977) **
12. Anderson.paak -- Malibu (2016) ***/
13. Ryan Adams -- Prisoner ***
14. The Go-Betweens -- Send Me A Lullaby ((1996) **
15. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Hard Promises (1981) *** 1/2
16. Various Artists -- Songs Of Lennon and McCartney (UK) ** 1/2
17. Everly Brothers -- mixtape EB CD Burnwood *** 1/2
18. Jason Falkner -- mixtape Burnwood *** 1/2
19. The Sadies -- Northern Passage  ** 1/2
20. Son Volt -- Bolts Of Blue ***
21. Tift Merritt -- Stitch Of The World ** 1/2
22. Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau -- Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau ** 1/2
23. Mac Wiseman -- I Sang The Song ***/
24. Chuck Prophet -- Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins ***
25. Dinah Washington -- A Bouquet Of Hits **
26. Cream -- Fresh Cream (1966) **
27. The Delfonics -- La La Means I Love You (1968) **
28. R.E.M. -- Green (1988) ***/
29. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -- Long After Dark (1982) *** 1/2
30. The John Sally Ride -- A New Set Of Downs *** 1/2
31. Various Artists - Southern Soul Crate *** 1/2
32. The Feelies -- In Between ***/
33. Chip Taylor -- A Song I Can Live With ** 1/2
34. The Haley Sisters -- Always By My Side * 1/2
35. John Mayer -- The Search For Everything Wave Two ep ***/
36. Oleta Adams -- Third Set * 1/2
37. Jim Lauderdale -- London Southern ** 1/2
38. Laura Nyro -- New York Tendaberry (1969) **
39. Alison Krauss -- Windy City ***
40. Lowland Hum -- Thin **
41. Charlie Finn -- P.S. I'm Gay-ish * 1/2
42. Eliza Carthy -- Big Machine ***
43. Jens Lekman -- Life Will See You Now **
44. Dan Baird -- So Low ** 1/2
45. Albert King -- The Big Blues (1962) *** 1/2
46. Brent Cash -- The New High **
47. Various Artists -- Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie's 26 Northwest Songs **
48. Bob Dylan -- Triplicate ***/
49. Doris Day -- Day By Day (1956) ****
50. Chris Stapleton -- From A Room Vol. 1 *** 1/2
51. Nina Simone -- Nina Simone And Piano (1969) ****
52. Doris Day -- Day By Night (1957) ****
53. Blossom Dearie -- My Gentleman Friend  (1961) *** 1/2
54. Anita O'Day -- Sings The Winners (1958) ****
55. Dan Auerbauch -- Waiting On A Song **
56. John Mayer -- The Search For Everything (album) ** 1/2
57. Kay Starr -- I Cry By Night (1962) *** 1/2
58. The Mavericks -- Brand New Day ***/
59. Dear Evan Hansen original cast album ** 1/2
60. Harry Styles -- Harry Styles ** 1/2
61. Nat King Cole -- Songs From "St. Louis Blues" (1958) ****
62. Nat King Cole -- After Midnight (1957)
63. Jack Teagarden -- Think Well Of Me (1962) *** 1/2
64. Tiny Tim -- God Bless Tiny Tim (1968) *** 1/2
65. Tiny Tim -- Tiny Tim's 2nd Album (1968) ***
66. Louis Armstrong -- Meets Oscar Peterson (1957) ****
67. Doris Day and Robert Goulet -- Annie Get Your Gun (1963) ****
68. Margaret Whiting -- Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook (1960) *** 1/2
69. Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence -- Sing The Golden Hits (1960) **
70. Royal Blood -- Royal Blood **
71. Steve Earle -- So You Wanna Be An Outlaw ***
72. Glen Campbell -- Adios ***
73. Jason Isbell -- The Nashville Sound ***/
74. Billy Eckstine -- Billy's Best (1958) *** 1/2
75. Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong -- Bing and Satchmo (1960) ***
76. Bobby Short -- Bobby Short (1956) ****
77. Bobby Troup -- Sings Johnny Mercer (1955) *** 1/2
78. Lambert, Hendricks and Ross -- Sing A Song Of Basie (1957) *** 1/2
79. Fleet Foxes -- Crack-Up ***
80. Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and James McAllister -- Planetarium ** 1/2
81. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie -- Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie ** 1/2
82. Jimmy Scott -- The Source (1969) *** 1/2
83. Todd Rundgren -- White Knight ** 1/2
84. Chuck Berry -- Chuck * 1/2
85. Gorillaz -- Humanz ***
86. H.E.R. -- Volume 2 ** 1/2
87. Kendrick Lamar -- Damn ** 1/2
88. Lorde -- Melodrama ***/
89. Ray Davies -- Americana ** 1/2
90. Robyn Hitchcock -- Robyn Hitchcock ** 1/2
91. Roger Waters -- Is This The Life We Really Want? ** 1/2
92. Songhoy Blues -- Resistance ** 1/2
93. Steely Dan -- Two Against Nature (2000) ** 1/2
94. Big Boi -- Boomiverse ** 1/2
95. Brockhampton -- Saturation **
96. Sarah Vaughan -- Sarah Vaughan aka Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (1954) *** 1/2
97. Tinariwen -- Elron ** 1/2
98. Les Amazones d'Afriques -- Republique Amazone **
99. Joan Shelley -- Joan Shelley ***
100. Willie Nelson -- God's Problem Child ***
101. Diana Krall -- Turn Up The Quiet ***
102. Various Artists -- Baby Driver soundtrack *** 1/2
103. Preservation Hall Jazz Band -- So It Is ***/
104. Van Halen - MCMLXXXIV **
105. Marvin Gaye -- Midnight Love (1982) **
106. Run D.M.C. -- Run D.M.C. (1984) *** 1/2
107. Daryl Hall -- Sacred Songs (1980) ***/
108. Dick Haymes -- Rain Or Shine (1955) ****
109. Dick Haymes -- Moondreams (1957) *** 1/2
110. Judy Garland -- Judy In Love (1958) *** 1/2
111. John Moreland -- BIg Bad Luv *** 1/2
112. Luther Vandross -- The Night I Fell In Love (1985) ***
113. Elton John -- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) *** 1/2
114. Haim -- Something To Tell You ** 1/2
115. Brad Paisley -- Love and War ***
116. Sade -- Diamond Life (1984) *** 1/2
117. Rev Sekou -- In Times Like These **
118. Johnny Hartman -- Songs From The Heart (1955) *** 1/2
119. Charlie Warsham -- The Beginning Of Things ***
120. Bobby Troup -- Bobby Swings Tenderly (1957) **
121. John Moreland -- In The Throes (2013) *** 1/2
122. The Specials -- The Specials (1979) ***/
123. Sade -- Promise (1985) *** 1/2
124. Sampha -- Process ***
125. Angaleena Presley -- Wrangled **
126. LL Cool J -- Radio (1985) ** 1/2
127. Low Cut Connie -- Dirty Pictures **
128. Zephanaiah Ohora -- This Highway **
129. Nicole Atkins -- Goodnight Rhonda Lee ** 1/2
130. Captain Beefheart -- Doc At the Radar Station (1980) *** 1/2
131. Garland Jeffrey -- 14 Steps To Harlem **
132. Rhiannon Giddens -- Freedom Highway **
133. Japanese Breakfast -- Soft Sounds From Another Planet **
134. Sheer Mag -- Need To Feel Your Love * 1/2
135. Scott Nolan -- Silverhill **
136. Hall and Oates -- Abandoned Luncheonette (1973) *** 1/2
137. Declan McKenna -- What Do You Think About The Car? **
138. Johnny Hartman -- And I Thought About You (1959) ***
139. Arcade Fire -- Everything Now **
140. Stanton Moore -- With You In Mind ***/
141. Natalie Hemby -- Puxico ** 1/2
142. Shabazz Palaces -- Vs The Jealous Machines ***
143. Rolling Stones -- Steel Wheels (1989) ** 1/2
144. Louis Armstrong -- Complete Decca Singles 1935-1946 ** 1/2
145. Randy Newman -- Dark Matter ***\
146. North Mississippe All-Stars -- Prayer For Peace **
147. X -- Los Angeles (1980) **
148. Richard Thompson -- Acoustic Classics II ***
149. Rodney Crowell -- Close Ties *** 1/2
150. Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer -- Not Dark Yet ** 1/2
151. Broken Social Scene -- Hug of Thunder **
152. The Monkees -- Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd (1967) ***
153. Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding ***/
154. The Monkees -- Headquarters (1967) ***
155. Carly Simon -- No Secrets (1972) ***
156. Will Hoge -- Anchors ***
157. Romeo Santos -- Golden **
158. Bobby Troup -- The Distinctive Style Of Bobby Troup (1955) ***
159. Bobby Troup -- And His Stars of Jazz (1958) **
160. Elton John -- Tumbleweed Connection (1970) **
161. Carly Simon -- Anticipation (1971) **





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(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)

1. The Rains Came (1939) ** 1/2
2. John Wick Chapter Two ** 1/2
3. Kong: Skull Island **
4. Detectorists Season One ****
5. Detectorists Season Two *** 1/2
6. Detectorists Christmas Special **
7. The Sound Of Music (at United Palace) ****
8. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial at Lincoln Center w full orchestra ****
9. Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 * 1/2
10. Wonder Woman **
11. Baby Driver ** (but *** 1/2 soundtrack)
12. War For The Planet Of The Apes ***
13. Dunkirk (in IMAX 70mm) *** 1/2
14. Valerian and the City Of A Thousand Planets *
15. Lady Macbeth *** 1/2
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THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS
(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)

1. The Fever (The Public’s UTR Festival )(w Noam) **
2. Lula del Ray (The Public’s UTR Festival) (w Noam) **
3. La Mélancolie des Dragons (The Public’s UTR Festival at the Kitchen) (w Alisa) **
4. Top Secret International (State 1) (The Public’s UTR Festival at Brooklyn Museum) (solo) **
5. The Present (Cate Blanchett) (w Cohen)**
6. The Tempest (Harriet Walter at St. Ann’s) (solo) *** 1/2
7. The Liar (David Ives at CSC) (w Noam) *** 1/2
8. Jitney (John Douglas Thompson on Broadway) (w Noam) *** 1/2

6. The Liar (w Noam) *** 1/2
7. Jitney  (John Douglas Thompson on Bway) (w Noam) *** 1/2
8. The Tempest (Harriet Walter at St. Ann’s) (solo) *** 1/2
9. Significant Other (w TJ) * 1/2
10. The Skin Of Our Teeth (w Noam) ***
11. Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 (w Groban) (w Cohen) ** (third visit, but *** if you haven’t seen it)
12. Everybody (at Signature) (w Cohen, Zoe, Noam) ** 1/2
13. Idomeneo (at Met w Levine conducting) (w Garrett) *** 1/2
14. Sunday In The Park With George (w Jake Gyllenhaal) (solo) ****
5. The Light Years (w Zoe) * 1/12
16. The Glass Menagerie (w Sally Field, Joe Mantello) (w Luis) *** 1/2
17. 946: The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips (St. Ann's Kneehigh) (w Noam) **
18. The Price (w Mark Ruffalo) (w Noam) *
19. Come From Away (w Justin Trudeau, Ivanka Trump) (w Noam) *
20. Miss Saigon (w Cohen) **
21. Picnic/Come Back Little Sheba (w Noam) * 1/2
23. Vanity Fair (at Pearl)(w Luis) ***
24. Latin History For Morons (solo) * 1/2
25. On The Grounds Of Belonging (workshop production w Bobby Steggert)(w Noam)
26. Wakey Wakey (w Noam)***
27. Present Laughter (w Kevin Kline)( w Noam) ***
28. CasablancaBox (w Noam) ** 1/2
29. Amélie (w Noam) * 1/2
31. Indecent (w Frima) ** 1/2
32. The Hairy Animal (w Bobby Cannavale) (w Noam and Frima) ***
33. The Antipodes (w Zoe, Heather, Noam, Cohen) **
34. Anastasia (w Noam) **
35. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (w Garrett) **
36. Oslo (w Zoe) *** 1/2
37. The Little Foxes (w Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon) (solo)**
38. Groundhog Day (w Noam) ** 1/2
39. Babes In Toyland (Kelli O’Hara at Carnegie Hall) (w Noam and Frima) ** 1/2

40. Mourning Becomes Electra (w Noam) **
41. A Doll’s House, Part 2 (w Luis) *** 1/2

42. Bandstand (w Luis) ** 1/2
43. Pacific Overtures (at CSC)(w Noam) ***
44. Six Degrees Of Separation (w Allison Janney)(w Zoe) **
45. Twelfth Night (Public Theater Mobile Unit)(alone) ** 1/2
46. Rooms (w Noam) **
47. Arlington (w Noam) ***
48. All The President’s Men (Public Theater one-night event at Town Hall)(w Noam) ** 1/2
49. In and Of Itself (Derek Delgaudio illusionist) (w Noam) ***
50. War Paint (Christine Ebersole, Patti Lupone) (w Cohen) **
51. Happy Days (w Dianne Wiest)(w Noam) *** 1/2
52. Derren Brown: Secret (w TJ) *** 1/2
53. The Whirligig (w Noam) * 1/2
56. The Boy Who Danced On Air (w Noam)** 1/2
57. The Government Inspector (w Noam)** 1/2
58. Sweetee (at Signature) (w Noam) *
59. Venus (at Sig, Zainab Jah excellent) (w Noam and Zoe and Cohen) ** 1/2
60. Cyrano at the Met w Roberto Alagna (gorgeous sets and staging, but what a dull score) **
61. Theater Of War on the Intrepid ***
62. A Doll's House, Part 2 (w Stephen McKinley Henderson) ***
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Updated August 1, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

42nd Annual IRA Movie Awards -- History Is Made And We Don't Even Screw Up The Envelopes!

The 42st Annual IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS -- 2016

The IRAs are a mysterious but august film society that has voted on the best films of the year since 1976. Officially known as the New York Independent Film Critics Awards but lovingly nicknamed the IRAs, it is more international and indie focused than the Oscars, more mercurial than the LA Film Critics, more loyal to their favorites than the Golden Globes. The IRAs are proud to announce their picks for the best movies released in 2016.

The IRAs began when passionate film students and friends complained about the parade of annual awards shows, declaring, "We could do better!" What followed was an all-night, knock-down, drag-out fight to establish the very first winners of the IRAs. (One of the members is named Ira, but how his name became the name of the award is a story lost in the mist of time.) The IRAs has been profiled in The New Yorker so it is officially a New York institution, though no one has ever heard of it. Over the years, its rotating cast of voting members have included Oscar-winning writers, major directors, top studio execs, best-selling and critically acclaimed authors of books on movies, critics, screenwriters, budding playwrights, plain old film buffs and so on. 

Every year, the IRAs shine a light on some of the best films of the year. The secret reason the IRAs flourish is that its members are passionate film lovers. Many have careers involving the arts but it's not always easy to stay in the swim of things and keep on top of the flood of new releases every year, especially when the movies favored by IRA members are not always playing at your local multiplex for weeks at a time. The movies they appreciate tend to be harder to catch, playing in theaters only briefly before popping up (hopefully) on some streaming service or DVD if you miss it. Quite simply, the IRAs force them to stay committed to seeing new movies with the same fervor they felt in their college days when going to see a film was the only purpose in life, before jobs and family made claims on their time. So if you want to stay on top of great cinema every year or explore its history, there's no better place to start than the award winners of the IRAs. 

True, the IRAs have no more claim to pronounce the best films of the year than anyone else. But they've been doing it for decades so, hey, it's tradition! And the IRA goes to....

BEST PICTURE

1. Moonlight -- 25 pts. (out of a possible 40 pts.)
2. Hell Or High Water -- 20 pts.
3. Dheepan -- 18 pts.
4. The Witch 12 pts.
5. (tie) American Honey 9 pts.
    (tie) Jackie 9 pts.

NOTE: When there's a tie, the number of films tied fill up a corresponding number of slots. Here, two films tied for #5, so six films make the final list. This year a record low eight ballots were submitted with a top score for each film of 5 pts, so the maximum any one film could achieve was 40 pts. For the first time in 40 years and only the second time in IRA history, the winner of Best Picture also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The last time that happened, IRA and Oscar agreed on Woody Allen's Annie Hall. In other words, this almost never happens. Is it a sign of smarter voting by the Oscars, thanks to new members and new voting procedures? More likely it's a fluke and this convergence won't happen again until 2057. Typically, attacking a potential winner by mocking it for having already won the Oscar is a winning strategy, whether one things this means awarding the film is pointless, redundant or most often is simply suspect because the Academy Awards has bad taste. This year, that tactic died simply because too many people liked Moonlight too passionately. Is it their fault Oscar got it right for a change? A stopped clock, etc. etc. Welcome to picking good movies, Academy Awards! When you agree with us, you're doing something right.

The IRAs are voted on from Best Costumes up to Best Picture. So this award comes towards the end of the evening. The victory of Moonlight is no surprise, really: it won four of the Top 12 awards, usually by a substantial margin and placed strongly in others. (There are also "negative" awards, like Mechanical Actor for those phoning it in.) Clearly Moonlight's support was deep and strong. Still, sweeps are not the IRA way. The result? Six films enjoyed all or part of the top six awards for the night, thanks to one actor being honored for work on two films. The six films are A Bigger Splash; Dheepan; Hail, Caesar!; Hell Or High Water; Indignation; Moonlight and 20th Century Women. 


BEST DIRECTOR

1. Barry Jenkins for Moonlight -- 26 pts.
2. Jacques Audiard for Dheepan -- 18 pts.
3. David Mackenzie for Hell Or High Water -- 17 pts.
4. (tie) Andrea Arnold for American Honey -- 8 pts.
    (tie) Pablo Larrain for Jackie -- 8 pts.

NOTE: While the IRA voters are not officially signatories to the International Code Of Auteurs, they do tend to link picture and director pretty strongly. But not that strongly. You will find ties amongst directors or one person winning Best Picture and their main competitor winning Best Director. Not this time. The good will Barry Jenkins banked with his debut Medicine For Melancholy back in 2008 helped fend off all pretenders and he won Best Director, pointing the way to his final victory with Best Picture.


BEST ACTOR

1. Antonythasan Jesuthasan for Dheepan -- 19 pts.
2. (tie) Colin Farrell for The Lobster -- 16 pts.
    (tie) Peter Simonischek for Toni Erdmann -- 16 pts.
4. Tom Hanks for Sully and A Hologram For The King--14 pts.
5. Chris Pine for Hell Or High Water and The Finest Hours -- 11 pts.

NOTE: Here we see the passion for past IRA winner Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, not to mention the wide net cast by the members. Moonlight was filled with supporting actors, due to its unusual structure. Still, this one category roped in four more films for award attention, including the divisie comedy The Lobster and some serious support for Hanks in Hologram, which not enough members saw for it to gain momentum. We have placed the first name of the actor from Dheepan to reflect the Western style, so when you bump him on the street, you can say, "Congrats on your IRA Award, Mr. Jesuthasan!" and get his name right.



BEST ACTRESS

1. Annette Bening for 20th Century Women -- 15 pts.
2. Sasha Lane for American Honey -- 13 pts.
3. Sandra Hüller for Toni Erdmann -- 12 pts.
4. Royalty Hightower for The Fits --11 pts.

RESCINDED: Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Things To Come -- 19 pts.

NOTE: Here's one of the night's main controversies. The IRAs have featured perhaps 15 or so members voting in any one year. But this time, while eleven members voted on our list for the Best Films Of The 1940s, only eight weighed in on this year's annual awards. (Members were overwhelmed with work or life issues or simply felt they didn't see enough new movies to vote with integrity -- at least, those are among the more popular reasons for begging off.) The danger of a really small voting body is that two or three members can vote for a movie and come out on top even if the vast majority don't approve. Similarly, a film that lots of people liked but didn't love can become the consensus bland choice simply because a number of folk had it third on their list. And yet, no one is happy with the result. To avoid this, we have the RESCIND option. After every winner is announced, an automatic vote to rescind is held. If a majority of members vote to rescind, that award is rescinded and the runner-up is crowned the winner. Then a vote to rescind THAT winner is held and so on until the vote to rescind fails.

This year, the great Isabelle Huppert (a past IRA winner) won for her two performances, Elle and Things To Come. However, a combination of believing she had won too many honors already and that this wasn't the right time to honor her again (and some serious distaste for Elle, whatever one thought of her performance) led to a vote to rescind. It meant sweet victory for Bening, who previously had been tarred and feathered by IRA for delivering a Mechanical Actress performance and now was laureled for doing it right.


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1. Ralph Fiennes for A Bigger Splash and Hail, Caesar! -- 18 pts.
2. Mahershala Ali for Hidden Figures and Moonlight -- 16 pts.
3. Ben Foster for Hell Or High Water -- 14 pts.
4. Patch Darragh for Sully --10 pts.
5. (tie) Michael Barbieri for Little Men -- 9 pts.
    (tie) Dev Patel for Lion -- 9 pts.

NOTE: This award was mainly for Fiennes' wonderfully irritating turn in A Bigger Splash. His amusing bit as a director saddled with an incompetent actor in Hail, Caesar! was just a sweet bonus. Moonlight didn't win here mostly because the excellent Ali has been so roundly and rightly singled out by virtually every other award group in the country. And still he almost pulled it off, proving the depth of support his film enjoyed.
                                            

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Linda Emond for Indignation -- 18 pts.
2. Imogen Poots for Green Room -- 16 pts.
3. Riley Keough for American Honey-- 14 pts.
4. Katy Mixon for Hell Or High Water --10pts.
5. Janelle Monáe for Hidden Figures and Moonlight -- 9 pts.
 

NOTE: Just like the Oscars, the IRAs have a complicated relationship with supporting actor categories. Here they single out Emond in Indignation, a blink and you miss it performance and a film almost completely ignored by everyone else. Ditto Mixon, the other waitress with a memorable scene in Hell Or High Water. And here's the final mention of Green Room, a terrific B movie wrongly ignored by Hollywood that isn't award bait for Oscar (it's too violent) but is a calling card of a breakthrough movie akin to Reservoir Dogs in terms of very tight and effective direction.


BEST NONFICTION FILM

1. O.J.: Made In America -- 23 pts.
2. Under The Sun -- 12 pts.
3. The Witness -- 10 pts.
4. Weiner-- 9 pts.
5. 13th -- 5 pts.

NOTE: Again, this is only the second time in history that the IRA Best Picture winner is the same as the Academy Award winner. Last year the IRAs added best nonfiction film and it's possible the overlap in that category may be more consistent. Certainly everybody and their movie praised O.J.: Made In America and rightly so. Some IRA members (Ok, me) argued it was THE best film of the year and should win the top prize just like previous Best Picture winner, Eyes On The Prize. (Also a lengthy documentary made for TV but shown in movie theaters.)


BEST SCREENPLAY

1. Taylor Sheridan for Hell Or High Water -- 18 pts.
2. Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Moonlight -- 16 pts.
3. Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain and Noé Debré for Dheepan -- 13 pts.
4. Whit Stillman for Love And Friendship --9 pts.
5. (tie) Maren Ade for Toni Erdmann -- 8 pts.
   (tie) Mike Mills for 20th Century Women -- 8 pts.

NOTE: It felt like Dheepan was the best challenger to head off Moonlight. But in fact, perhaps it was Hell Or High Water. Its sole win came right here for Best Screenplay. But Hell Or High Water featured in eight of the 12 top categories, just like Moonlight. However you rank them and judge their relative support among IRA voters, there's no question Moonlight and Dheepan and Hell Or High Water were the three most popular films of the year among IRA voters.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. James Laxton for Moonlight -- 30 pts.
2. Paul Yee for The Fits -- 14 pts.
3. Giles Nuttgens for Hell Or High Water -- 13 pts.
4. Robby Ryan for American Honey and I, Daniel Blake -- 11 pts.
5. Sean Porter for Green Room and 20th Century Women -- 8 pts.
 

NOTE: We live in a golden age for cinematography; often this category is a blood sport with many films scoring support and separated only by a vote or two. Not this year, with Moonlight's stellar work more than doubling the impressive indie The Fits. When we saw Moonlight simply crushing the competition in Score and Cinematography and in the mix elsewhere, it was clear early on this would be Moonlight's night and that IRA was not going to be afraid to single out the same movie as the Academy Awards.


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. (tie) Craig Lathrop for The Witch -- 15 pts.
    (tie) Ryan Warren Smith for Green Room -- 15 pts.
3. Kelly McGehee for American Honey -- 13 pts.
4. (tie) Alan MacDonald for Florence Foster Jenkins --9 pts.
    (tie) David Wasco for La La Land -- 9 pts.

NOTE: Here's a category that often has so many diverse possibilities that just a few members can push a wild card over the top. Green Room and The Witch are two exceptionally good films pretty much ignored by every other award group in the country. With its win here and runner-up status in Best Costumes, for a brief moment the supporters of Green Room fantasized about pulling off the upset of the century. But a strong showing in technical categories can often be misleading and that's exactly what happened here.

BEST SCORE/USE OF MUSIC

1. Nicholas Britell for Moonlight -- 27 pts.
2. Mica Levi for Jackie -- 13 pts.
3. Becky Bentham for Sing Street -- 12 pts.
4. Jóhann Jóhannsson  for The Arrival --10 pts.
5. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for Hell Or High Water --9 pts.

NOTE: If there was any consensus about Moonlight, it was that the film's score and cinematography were brilliant. Not for a very low budget indie film but for any film.

BEST EDITING

1. Andrey Paperniy for Under The Sun -- 15 pts.
2. Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders for Moonlight -- 14 pts.
3. Joe Bini for American Honey -- 13 pts.
4. Sebastián Sepúlveda for Jackie -- 10 pts.
5. Blu Murray for Sully -- 6 pts.

NOTE: Documentaries often score highly in the editing category because they typically include a wealth of footage and the movie is "discovered" in the editing. This year, that was particularly true for Under The Sun, a documentary about North Korea in which the filmmaker had no control over his own project once he arrived in that nightmarish totalitarian state. The gov't controlled every element but the director kept the camera rolling and captured all the artifice involved in staging scenes, changing the jobs of the little girl's parents so it would reflect better on the country and so on. With minimal text explanation and no voice over, the film is edited to give a glimpse of the face the gov't wanted to present and how it was accomplished. Sad, funny, unnerving and truly created in the editing room.


BEST COSTUME

1. Madeline Fontaine for Jackie -- 17 pts.
2. Amanda Needham for Green Room -- 14 pts.
3. Linda Muir for The Witch -- 10 pts.
4. Kari Perkins for Everybody Wants Some!! --9 pts.
5. Consolata Boyle for Florence Foster Jenkins -- 8 pts.


SOMINEX (The movie that put you to sleep)


1. The Girl On The Train -- 14 pts.
2. Hidden Figures -- 11 pts.
3. (tie) Café Society -- 7 pts.
    (tie) Knight Of Cups -- 7 pts.
5. Tallulah -- 6 pts.
             

DRAMAMINE (The film that made you sick)

Nocturnal Animals by acclamation!

1     1. Nocturnal Animals by acclamation
2. Hacksaw Ridge -- 11 pts.
3. Manchester By The Sea -- 9 pts.
4. I Am Not Your Negro-- 4 pts.
5. (tie) The Eagle Huntress -- 3 pts.
    (tie) Florence Foster Jenkins -- 3 pts.

NOTE: If a majority of the voters participating in the IRAs each year (some members vote in absentia via ballot) all nominate the same person or film in a category, that nominee is the winner by acclamation. They garnered a majority of support on the first ballot. We then go through our ballots to see the other honorees, but the winner is foreordained.  That was the case here with Nocturnal Animals derided by all who saw it.

MECHANICAL ACTRESS

1. Nicole Kidman for Lion -- 14 pts.
2. Michelle Williams for Manchester By The Sea -- 11 pts.
3. (tie) Leslie Mann for By The Comedian and How To Be Single -- 5 pts.
    (tie) Natalie Portman for A Tale Of Love And Darkness -- 5 pts.
    (tie) Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins -- 5 pts.
 

NOTE: The Mechanical awards are for actors relying on familiar tricks we've seen them personally use time and again or those tackling a role in a cliched manner. It's a moment for poisonous comments, getting revenge on movies and talent we once admired that have let us down or never fooled us in the first place but keep making moves we have to see. 
               

MECHANICAL ACTOR

Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals by acclamation!

1. Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals -- 24 pts.
2. Ben Affleck for The Accountant, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Live By Night, Suicide           Squad -- 18 pts.
3. (tie) Jovan Adepo for Fences -- 4 pts.
    (tie) Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea -- 4 pts.
    (tie) Simon Helberg for Florence Foster Jenkins -- 4 pts.
    (tie) Chris Pine for Hell Or High Water -- 4 pts.


PAST IRA WINNERS

THE COMPLETE IRA MOVIE AWARD WINNERS

1975 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Barry Lyndon
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for La Rupture and Just Before Nightfall
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Best Supporting Actor: François Perrier in Just Before Nightfall
Best Supporting Actress: Blythe Danner in Hearts Of The West
Best Screenplay: Tom Stoppard and Thomas Wiseman for The Romantic Englishwoman
Best Cinematography: John Alcott for Barry Lyndon



1976 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Lipstick and The Marquise Of O
Best Director: Eric Rohmer for The Marquise Of O
Best Actor: Sean Connery in Robin And Marian
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek in Carrie
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards in All The President’s Men
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Bancroft in Lipstick
Best Screenplay: Alain Tanner and John Berger for Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000
Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for The Marquise Of O



1977 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Annie Hall
Best Director: Wim Wenders for The American Friend
Best Actor: John Gielgud in Providence
Best Actress: Dianne Keaton in Annie Hall and Looking For Mr. Goodbar
Best Supporting Actor: G. D. Spradlin in One On One
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave in Julia
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman for Annie Hall
Best Cinematography: Robby Müller for The American Friend


1978 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Days Of Heaven
Best Director: Terence Malick for Days Of Heaven
Best Actor: Jon Voight in Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda in Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Dom DeLuise in The End
Best Supporting Actress: Stephane Audran in Violette
Best Screenplay: Eric Rohmer for Perceval
Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for Days Of Heaven


1979 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Fedora
Best Director: Blake Edwards for 10
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood in Escape From Alcatraz
Best Actress: Hanna Schygulla in The Marriage Of Maria Braun
Best Supporting Actor: Denholm Elliott in Cuba and Saint Jack
Best Supporting Actress: Frances Sternhagen in Fedora and Starting Over
Best Screenplay: Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond for Fedora
Best Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto for Last Embrace and Remember My Name
Best Music: Miklos Rozsa for Fedora and Last Embrace
Best Production Design: Dean Edward Mitzner for 1941


1980 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Big Red One
Best Director: Sam Fuller for The Big Red One
Best Actor: Lee Marvin for The Big Red One
Best Actress: Jodie Foster for Carny and Foxes
Best Supporting Actor: (tie) Joe Pesci in Raging Bull and Harry Dean Stanton in The Black Marble, The Long Riders, Private Benjamin and Wise Blood
Best Supporting Actress: Pamela Reed in The Long Riders and Melvin And Howard
Best Screenplay: Sam Fuller for The Big Red One
Best Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth for Altered States
Best Music: Dana Kaproff for The Big Red One
Best Production Design: Tambi Larsen for Heaven’s Gate


1981 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Cutter’s Way
Best Director: Ivan Passer for Cutter’s Way
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in Cutter’s Way
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson in Reds
Best Supporting Actress: Mona Washbouurne in Stevie
Best Screenplay: John Guare for Atlantic City
Best Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth for Cutter’s Way
Best Music: Georges DeLerue for The Last Metro, Rich and Famous, True Confessions and The Woman Next Door
Best Production Design: Ken Adam for Pennies From Heaven
Best Costume Design: Shirley Russell for Reds


1982 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Victor/Victoria
Best Director: Blake Edwards for Victor/Victoria
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon in Missing
Best Actress: (tie) Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria and Jessica Lange in Frances
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Preston in Victor/Victoria
Best Supporting Actress: Lesley Ann Warren in Victor/Victoria
Best Screenplay: Blake Edwards for Victor/Victoria
Best Cinematography: Xaver Schwartzenberger for Lola and Veronika Voss
Best Music: Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse for Victor/Victoria
Best Production Design: Rodger Maus for Victor/Victoria
Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris for Victor/Victoria


1983 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Director: Andrzej Wajda for Danton
Best Actor: Eric Roberts for Star ’80
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine for Terms Of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jerry Lewis for The King Of Comedy
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis for Trading Places
Best Screenplay: Bill Forsyth for Local Hero
Best Cinematography: Sven Nykvist for Star ’80
Best Music: Peer Raben for Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Production Design: Fernando Scarfiotti for Scarface
Best Costume Design: Yvonne Sassinot DeNestle for Danton


1984 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) L’Argent and Once Upon A Time In America
Best Director: Sergio Leone for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood in Tightrope
Best Actress: Helen Mirren in Cal
Best Supporting Actor: Jean-Luc Godard in First Name: Carmen
Best Supporting Actress: Christine Lahti in Swing Shift
Best Screenplay: Franco Arcalli, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Enrico Medioli for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Cinematography: Robby Müller for Paris Texas and Repo Man
Best Music: Ennio Morricone for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Production Design: James Singelis for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Costume Design: Mic Cheminal for Entre Nous


1985 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Prizzi’s Honor
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for After Hours
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Actress: Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose Of Cairo
Best Supporting Actor: William Hickey in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Screenplay: Joseph Minion for After Hours
Best Cinematography: Andrzej Bartkowiak for Prizzi’s Honor
Best Music: Brian Gascoigne and Junior Hamrich for The Emerald Forest
Best Production Design: Jeffrey Townsend for After Hours
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth for The Jagged Edge and Sweet Dreams


1986 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Eyes On The Prize
Best Director: David Lynch for Blue Velvet
Best Actor: (tie) Daniel Day-Lewis in My Beautiful Laundrette and Jeff Goldblum in The Fly
Best Actress: Laura Dern in Smooth Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi in Parting Glances
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Stuart Masterson in At Close Range
Best Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi for My Beautiful Laundrette
Best Cinematography: Frederick Elmes for Blue Velvet
Best Music: (tie) George Delerue for Platoon and Herbie Hancock for Round Midnight
Best Production Design: Patricia Norris for Blue Velvet
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beaven and John Bright for A Room With A View



1987 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Housekeeping
Best Director: Bill Forsyth for Housekeeping
Best Actor: Gary Oldman in Prick Up Your Ears
Best Actress: Christine Lahti in Housekeeping
Best Supporting Actor: John Mahoney in Moonstruck and Tin Men
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave in Prick Up Your Ears
Best Screenplay: Bill Forsyth for Housekeeping
Best Cinematography: Phillippe Rousselot for Hope And Glory
Best Music: David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su for The Last Emperor
Best Production Design: Santo Loquasto for Radio Days
Best Costume Design: Mary-Jane Reyner for Housekeeping


1988 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Dead Ringers
Best Director: David Cronenberg for Dead Ringers
Best Actor: Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
Best Actress: Jodie Foster in The Accused
Best Supporting Actor: Divine in Hairspray
Best Supporting Actress: Claudia Karvan in High Tide
Best Screenplay: Christopher Hampton for Dangerous Liaisons
Best Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro for Tucker: The Man And His Dream
Best Music: George Fenton for Dangerous Liaisons
Best Production Design: Dean Tavoularis for Tucker: The Man And His Dream
Best Costume Design: Van Smith for Hairspray


1989 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Story Of Women
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for Story
Of Women

Best Actor: John Hurt in Scandal
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Story Of Women
Best Supporting Actor: Ethan Hawke in Dad and Dead Poets Society
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston in Enemies: A Love Story
Best Screenplay: Blake Edwards for Skin Deep
Best Cinematography: Jeff Preiss for Let’s Get Lost
Best Music: Michael Kamen for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Best Costume Design: Jane Robinson for Scandal


1990 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: GoodFellas
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for GoodFellas
Best Actor: Michel Blanc in Monsieur Hire
Best Actress: Anjelica Huston in The Grifters
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci in GoodFellas
Best Supporting Actress: Lorraine Bracco in GoodFellas
Best Screenplay: Craig Lucas for Longtime Companion
Best Cinematography: Oliver Stapleton for The Grifters
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for The Grifters
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner for The Grifters
Best Costume Design: Richard Bruno for The Grifters


1991 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Man In The Moon
Best Director: Robert Mulligan for The Man In The Moon
Best Actor: River Phoenix in Dogfight and My Own Private Idaho
Best Actress: Judy Davis in Barton Fink, Impromptu, and Naked Lunch
Best Supporting Actor: Harvey Keitel in Bugsy, Mortal Thoughts, and Thelma & Louise
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Lewis in Cape Fear
Best Screenplay: Michael Tolkin for The Rapture
Best Cinematography: Freddie Francis for Cape Fear and The Man In The Moon
Best Music: Ennio Morricone for Bugsy
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner for Barton Fink and Bugsy
Best Costume Design: Albert Wolsky for Bugsy


1992 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Raise The Red Lantern
Best Director: Robert Altman for The Player
Best Actor: Tim Robbins in Bob Roberts and The Player
Best Actress: Emma Thompson in Howards End
Best Supporting Actor: Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game
Best Supporting Actress: Judy Davis in Husbands And Wives
Best Screenplay: Michael Tolkin for The Player
Best Cinematography: Zhao Fei and Lun Yang for Raise The Red Lantern
Best Music: Lenny Niehaus for Unforgiven
Best Production Design: Marc Caro for Delicatessen
Best Costume Design: Alexander Julien for The Player
Sominex Award: A Few Good Men
Dramamine Award: Basic Instinct
Mechanical Actor: Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct
Mechanical Actress: ****


1993 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Six Degrees Of Separation
Best Director: Nancy Savoca for Household Saints
Best Actor: Dennis Quaid in Flesh And Bone
Best Actress: Stockard Channing in Six Degrees Of Separation
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in A Boy’s Life and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
Best Supporting Actress: Regina Tourney in Like Water For Chocolate
Best Screenplay: Mike Leigh for Naked
Best Cinematography: Michael Balhaus for The Age Of Innocence
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for The Age Of Innocence and The Cemetery Club
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Age Of Innocence
Best Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci for The Age Of Innocence
Sominex Award: Heaven And Earth
Dramamine Award: Falling Down
Mechanical Actor: Richard Gere in Sommersby
Mechanical Actress: Madonna in Body Of Evidence


1994 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Red
Best Director: Krzyzstof Kieslowski for Red and White
Best Actor: Terence Stamp in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Best Actress: Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in Little Women
Best Supporting Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Screenplay: Steve Baranczek for The Last Seduction
Best Cinematography: Stephen Czapsky for Ed Wood
Best Music: Zbigniew Preissner for Red and White
Best Production Design: Dennis Gastner for The Hudsucker Proxy
Best Costume Design: Lizzie Gardiner and Tim Chappel for Priscilla, Queen of The Desert
Sominex Award: Wyatt Earp


1995 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Exotica
Best Director: Terry Zwigoff for Crumb
Best Actor: John Travolta in Get Shorty
Best Actress: (A three-way tie) Mia Kershner in Exotica; Alicia Silverstone in Clueless; Nicole Kidman in To Die For
Best Supporting Actor: Tim Roth in Rob Roy
Best Supporting Actress: Mare Winningham in Georgia
Best Screenplay: (tie) Atom Egoyan for Exotica and Buck Henry for To Die For
Best Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel for The Usual Suspects
Best Music: John Ottman for The Usual Suspects
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for Casino
Best Costumes: Mona May for Clueless
Sominex Award: The Brothers McMullen
Dramamine Award: Braveheart
Mechanical Actor: Dennis Miller in The Net and the cast of The Brothers McMullen
Mechanical Actress: Annette Bening in The American President


1996 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: La Ceremonie
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for La Ceremonie
Best Actor: Ewen McGregor in Trainspotting
Best Actress: (tie) Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient and Emily Watson in Breaking The Waves
Best Supporting Actor: Ian Holm in Big Night
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Kay Place in Citizen Ruth and Manny & Lo
Best Screenplay: John Sayles for Lone Star
Best Cinematography: (tie) Darius Khondji for Stealing Beauty and Oliver Stapleton for Kansas City
Best Music: Tiffany Anders, Burt Bacharach, David Baerwald, Carole Bayer Sager, Ed Berghoff, Elvis Costello, Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Tonio K, Larry Klein, J. Mascis, Joni Mitchell, Boyd Rice, David A. Stewart, and J. Mayo Williams for Grace Of My Heart
Best Production Design: Harley Jessup for James And The Giant Peach
Best Costume Design: Dona Granata for Kansas City
Sominex Award: The English Patient
Dramamine Award: A Time To Kill
Mechanical Actor: All the men in She’s The One
Mechanical Actress: Maxine Bahns in She’s The One


1997 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Crash and Grosse Pointe Blank
Best Director: David Cronenberg for Crash
Best Actor: John Cusack for Grosse Pointe Blank
Best Actress: Julie Christie in Afterglow
Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Spacey in L. A. Confidential
Best Supporting Actress: Christina Ricci in The Ice Storm
Best Screenplay: Neil LaBute for In The Company Of Men
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for Kundun
Best Music: (tie) Eleni Karaindrou for Ulysses’ Gaze and Michael Nyman for Gattaca
Best Production Design: (tie) Dan Weil for The Fifth Element and Jan Roelfs for Gattaca
Best Costume Design: Denise Cronenberg for Crash
Sominex Award: The Pillow Book
Dramamine Award: Con Air
Mechanical Actor: Billy Zane in Titanic
Mechanical Actress: Elisabeth Shue in Deconstructing Harry and The Saint


1998 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Gods And Monsters
Best Director: (tie) Bill Condon for Gods And Monsters and Todd Solondz for Happiness
Best Actor: Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters
Best Actress: Christina Ricci in The Opposite Of Sex
Best Supporting Actor: Dylan Baker in Happiness
Best Supporting Actress: Lisa Kudrow in The Opposite Of Sex
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Gods And Monsters
Best Cinematography: Maryse Alberti for Happiness and Velvet Goldmine
Best Music: Carter Burwell for Gods And Monsters
Best Production Design: Thérèse DePrez for Happiness
Best Costume Design: Bruce Finlayson for Gods And Monsters
Sominex Award: Dangerous Beauty
Dramamine Award: Stepmom
Mechanical Actor: Bruce Willis in Armageddon, The Siege and Mercury Rising
Mechanical Actress: Jena Malone in Stepmom


1999 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Fight Club
Best Director: (tie) David Fincher for Fight Club and Spike Jonze for Being John Malkovich
Best Actor: Terence Stamp in The Limey
Best Actress: (tie) Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut and Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia and The Talented Mr. Ripley
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich
Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Election
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson for Bringing Out The Dead and Snow Falling On Cedars
Best Music: Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman for South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Best Production Design: Owen Paterson for The Matrix
Best Costume Design: Michael Kaplan for Fight Club
Sominex Award: The World Is Not Enough
Dramamine Award: The Green Mile
Mechanical Actor: Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
Mechanical Actress: Annette Bening in American Beauty


2000 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: L’ Humanite
Best Director: (tie) Terence Davies for The House Of Mirth and Jim Jarmusch for Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker in Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Actress: (tie) Severine Caneele in L’ Humanite and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Black in High Fidelity and Jesus’s Son
Best Supporting Actress: Lupe Ontiveros in Chuck And Buck
Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonnergan for You Can Count On Me
Best Cinematography: Remi Adefarasin for The House Of Mirth
Best Music: RZA for Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Production Design: Gideon Ponte for American Psycho and Hamlet
Best Costume Design: Monica Howe for The House Of Mirth
Sominex Award: Mission Impossible 2
Dramamine Award: The Replacements (aka The Scabs)
Mechanical Actor: Ian Holm in Joe Gould’s Secret
Mechanical Actress: Charlize Theron in Reindeer Games


2001 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Director: Bela Tarr for The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Actor: John Cameron Mitchell for Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Best Actress: Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi in Ghost World
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson in Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn’t There
Best Screenplay: Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff for Ghost World
Best Cinematography: (tie) Peter Deming for From Hell and Mulholland Drive and Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin for In The Mood For Love
Best Music: Mihály Vig for The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Production Design: Edward T. McAvoy for Ghost World
Best Costume Design: Mary Zophres for Ghost World
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Dramamine Award:
Mechanical Actor:
Mechanical Actress:


2002 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Far From Heaven and The Son’s Room
Best Director: (tie) Todd Haynes for Far From Heaven and Aleksandr Sokurov for Russian Ark
Best Actor: Greg Kinnear in Auto Focus
Best Actress: (tie) Emmanuelle Devos in Read My Lips and Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven and Samantha Morton in Minority Report and Morvern Callar
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Izzard in The Cat’s Meow
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson in Far From Heaven
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Chicago
Best Cinematography: Tilman Büttner for Russian Ark
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for Far From Heaven
Best Production Design: Mark Friedberg for Far From Heaven
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for Far From Heaven and Gangs Of New York
Sominex Award: Naqoyqatsi
Dramamine Award: Bowling For Dollars
Mechanical Actor: Anthony Hopkins in Red Dragon
Mechanical Actress: Catherine Keener in Lovely And Amazing


2003 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Decasia
Best Director: Bill Morrison for Decasia
Best Actor: Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean
Best Actress: Hope Davis in American Splendor and The Secret Lives Of Dentists
Best Supporting Actor: Max Pirkis in Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Best Supporting Actress: Ludivine Sagnier in Swimming Pool
Best Screenplay: Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini for American Splendor
Best Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky for Spider
Best Music: Michael Gordon for Decasia
Best Production Design: Andrew Laws for Down With Love
Best Costume Design: Daniel Orlandi for Down With Love
Sominex Award:
Dramamine Award: In My Skin
Mechanical Actor: Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain
Mechanical Actress: Nicole Kidman in The Human Stain


2004 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Kinsey
Best Director: Bill Condon for Kinsey
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset
Best Actress: Laura Linney in Kinsey and P.S.
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Sarsgaard in Kinsey
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Kinsey
Best Cinematography: Christopher Doyle for Hero, Last Life In The Universe and Days Of Being Wild
Best Music: Alberto Iglesias for Bad Education
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Aviator
Best Costume Design: Emi Wada for Hero and House Of The Flying Daggers
Sominex Award: The Village
Dramamine Award: The Passion Of The Christ
Mechanical Actor: Cate Blanchett in The Aviator
Mechanical Actress: Anthony Hopkins in Alexander


2005 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Mysterious Skin
Best Director: Gregg Araki for Mysterious Skin
Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Leavitt in Mysterious Skin
Best Actress: Maria Bello in A History Of Violence
Best Supporting Actor: Paddy Constantine in My Summer Of Love
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener in Capote
Best Screenplay: Gregg Araki for Mysterious Skin
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit for Good Night And Good Luck and Syriana
Best Music: Howard Shore for A History Of Violence
Best Production Design: William Chang Suk Ping for 2046
Best Costume Design: William Chang Suk Ping for 2046
Sominex Award: Saraband
Dramamine Award: Crash
Mechanical Actor: Tom Cruise for War Of The Worlds
Mechanical Actress: Dakota Fanning for War Of The Worlds

Complete coverage of the 2005 IRAs here.

2006 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: L’Enfant
Best Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for L’Enfant
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson
Best Actress: Maggie Cheung in Clean
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Mackie in Half Nelson
Best Supporting Actress: Carmen Maura in Volver
Best Screenplay: (tie) Guillermo Del Toro for Pan’s Labyrinth and Jean- Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for L’Enfant
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Children Of Men
Best Production Design: Eugenio Caballero for Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Music: Philip Glass for Notes On A Scandal and The Illusionist
Best Costume Design: Sharon Davis for Dreamgirls
Sominex Award: The Da Vinci Code
Dramamine Award: Babel
Mechanical Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. in Fur and A Scanner Darkly
Mechanical Actress: Julianne Moore in Children Of Men

Complete coverage of the 2006 IRAs here.


2007 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Director: Andrew Dominik for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Actor: Casey Affleck in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Gone Baby Gone
Best Actress: Marina Hands in Lady Chatterley
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Schneider in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Lars And The Real Girl
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
Best Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu for 12:08 East Of Bucharest
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, In The Valley Of Elah and No Country For Old Men
Best Production Design: Patricia Norris for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Sominex Award: Youth Without Youth
Dramamine Award: Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Mechanical Actor: John Travolta in Hairspray
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep in Lions For Lambs and Rendition

Complete coverage of the 2007 IRAs here.


2008 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Edge Of Heaven
Best Director: Fatih Akin - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Actor: Michael Shannon - Shotgun Stories
Best Actress: Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Best Supporting Actor: Emile Hirsch - Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Hanna Schygulla - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Screenplay: Fatih Akin - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Cinematography: Jody Shapiro - My Winnipeg
Best Production Design: Rejean Labrie - My Winnipeg
Best Music: Carter Burwell for In Bruges and Burn After Reading
Best Costumes: Danny Glicker - Milk
Sominex: The Happening
Dramamine: The Reader
Mechanical Actor: Mark Wahlberg for The Happening
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep for Doubt

Complete coverage of the 2008 IRAs here.


2009 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Hunger
Best Director: Olivier Assayas - Summer Hours
Best Actor: Sharlto Copley - District 9
Best Actress: Catalina Saavedra - The Maid
Best Supporting Actor: Liam Cunningham - Hunger
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Faris - Observe And Report
Best Screenplay: Olivier Assayas - Summer Hours
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt - Hunger
Best Production Design: Philip Ivey - District 9
Best Music: Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant!
Best Costumes: Janet Patterson - Bright Star
Sominex: Public Enemies
Dramamine: Anti-Christ
Mechanical Actor: Peter Sarsgaard for An Education
Mechanical Actress: Hilary Swank for Amelia

2010 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Director: Jacques Audiard - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Actor: Edgar Ramirez - Carlos
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton - I Am Love
Best Supporting Actor: Niels Arestrup - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey - Winter's Bone
Best Screenplay: Thomas Bidegain and Jacques Audiard - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux - I Am Love
Best Production Design: Francesca Balestra Di Mottola - I Am Love
Best Music: John Adams - I Am Love
Best Costumes: Antonella Cannarozzi - I Am Love
Sominex: Cairo Time
Dramamine: Black Swan
Mechanical Actor: Vincent Cassel for Black Swan
Mechanical Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
The Governor Scott Walker Award For Achievement In Political Thuggery: Waiting For "Superman"

Complete coverage of the 2010 IRAs here.


2011 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: The Tree Of Life
Best Director: Terrence Malick - The Tree Of Life
Best Actor: Peyman Moadi - A Separation
Best Actress: Leila Hatami - A Separation
Best Supporting Actor: Hunter McCracken - The Tree Of Life
Best Supporting Actress: Sareh Bayet - A Separation
Best Screenplay: Ashgar Farhadi - A Separation
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki - The Tree Of Life
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti - Hugo
Best Score: Alberto Iglesias - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Skin I Live In
Best Editing: Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa - The Tree Of Life
Best Costumes: Jacqueline Durran - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Midnight In Paris
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Help
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Mechanical Actor: Owen Wilson - Midnight In Paris

Complete coverage of the 2011 IRAs here.


2012 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Taner Birsel - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Supporting Actress: Cecile De France - The Kid With A Bike
Best Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ercan Kesal - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Cinematography: Gokhan Tiryaki - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Production Design: Arvinder Grewal - Cosmopolis
Best Score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Best Editing: Todd Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk - How To Survive A Plague
Best Costumes: Kari Perkins - Bernie
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): (tie) Les Miserables and Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Intouchables
Mechanical Actress: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Mechanical Actor: Russell Crowe - Les Miserables

Complete coverage of the 2012 IRAs here.


2013 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Laurence Anyways
Best Director: Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways and I Killed My Mother
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix for Her
Best Actress: Hadas Yaron for Fill The Void
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Bruhl for The Fifth Estate and Rush
Best Supporting Actress: Nathalie Baye for Laurence Anyways
Best Screenplay: Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell
Best Cinematography: Asaf Sudri for Fill The Void
Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett for Her
Best Score: (tie) Alex Ebert for All Is Lost and Arcade Fire for Her
Best Editing: Mike Munn for Stories We Tell
Best Costumes: Francois Barbeau, Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Faust
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Great Gatsby
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep for August: Osage County
Mechanical Actor: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club 

Complete coverage of the 2013 IRAs here. 


2014 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Nightcrawler
Best Director: Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler
Best Actress: Essie Davis for The Babadook
Best Supporting Actor: Ethan Hawke for Boyhood
Best Supporting Actress: Agata Kulesza for Ida
Best Screenplay:  Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit for Nightcrawler and Inherent Vice
Best Production Design: Suzie Davies for Mr. Turner
Best Score: Mica Levi for Under The Skin
Best Editing: (tie) Simon Njoo for The Babadook; Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy and Conor O'Neill for Foxcatcher
Best Costumes: (tie) Kasia Walicka-Maimone for Foxcatcher and A Most Violent Year (but not St. Vincent);       Jacqueline Durran for Mr. Turner
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): The Monuments Men
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Imitation Game
Mechanical Actress: Lilla Crawford for Into The Woods
Mechanical Actor: The Entire Cast of The Monuments Men 

Complete coverage of the 2014 IRAs here. 


2015 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Tangerine
Best Director: Miroslav Slaboshpytski for The Tribe
Best Actor: Jason Segel for The End Of The Tour 
Best Actress: (tie) Anne Dorval for Mommy
                   (tie) Kitana Kiki Rodriguez for Tangerine
Best Supporting Actor: Alexander Skarsgård for The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
Best Supporting Actress: Mya Taylor for Tangerine by acclamation
Best Nonfiction Film: In Jackson Heights 
Best Screenplay:  Donald Margulies for The End Of The Tour
Best Cinematography: Sean Baker and Radium Cheung for Tangerine
Best Production Design: (tie) Judy Becker for Carol
                                    (tie) Colin Gibson for Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Score: (tie) Junkie XL for Mad Max: Fury Road
                 (tie) Atticus Ross and Brian Wilson for Love And Mercy 
Best Editing: Sean Baker for Tangerine
Best Costumes: Shih-Ching Tsou for Tangerine
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): The Assassin
       Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): Chi-Raq
Mechanical Actress: Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl
Mechanical Actor: John Cusack for Chi-Raq and Love And Mercy

Complete coverage of the 2015 IRAs here.


2016 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
Best Actor: J for Dheepan
Best Actress: Annette Bening for 20th Century Women
Best Supporting Actor: A for The
Best Supporting Actress:  for Dheepan
Best Nonfiction Film: O.J.: Made In America
Best Screenplay:  D for The 
Best Cinematography: S for Moonlight
Best Production Design: (tie) J for Green Room
                                    (tie) C for The Witch
Best Score: J for Moonlight
Best Editing: S for Under The Sun
Best Costumes: S for The Witch
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Girl On A Train
       Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): Nocturnal Animals
Mechanical Actress: Nicole Kidman for Lion

Mechanical Actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals

IRA BEST PICTURE WINNERS

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Lipstick and The Marquise Of O (tie) (1976)
Annie Hall (1977)
Days Of Heaven (1978)
Fedora (1979)

The Big Red One (1980)
Cutter’s Way (1981)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1983)
L’Argent and Once Upon A Time In America (tie) (1984)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Eyes On The Prize (1986)
Housekeeping (1987)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Story Of Women (1989)

GoodFellas (1990)
The Man In The Moon (1991)
Raise The Red Lantern (1992)
Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)
Red (1994)
Exotica (1995)
La Ceremonie (1996)
Crash (the David Cronenberg film) and Grosse Pointe Blank (tie) (1997)
Gods And Monsters (1998)
Fight Club (1999)

L’ Humanite (2000)
The Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)
Far From Heaven and The Son’s Room (tie) (2002)
Decasia (2003)
Kinsey (2004)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
L’Enfant (2006)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Edge Of Heaven (2008)
Hunger (2009)
A Prophet/Un Prophete (2010)

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2012)
Laurence Anyways (2013)
Nightcrawler (2014)
Tangerine (2015)
Moonlight (2016)



THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF THE 1940S

1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
2. Letter From An Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
3. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
4. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
5. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
6. Shadow Of A Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
7. Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948)
8. It's A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
9. To Have And Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944)
10. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)

See the complete list of the Top 100 Films Of The 1940s here.
THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF THE 1950s

1. The Earrings of Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1953)
2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
3. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
4. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) 
5. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) 
6. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950) 
7. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 1959) 
8. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953) 
9. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) 
10. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959) 

See the complete list of the Top 100 Films Of The 1950s here. 



THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF THE 1960s

1. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
2. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
5. Chimes At Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965)
6. Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968) 
7. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) 
8. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) 
9. When A Woman Ascends The Stairs (Mikio Naruse, 1960)
10. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)....

See the complete list here.

THE IRA AWARDS: THE BEST FILMS OF THE 2000s (voted in 2012)

1. The Son/Le Fils (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2002)
2. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
3. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
4. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
5. The Edge Of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007) (tie)
    In The Mood For Love 
(Kar Wai Wong, 2000) (tie)
7. The Heart Of The World 
(Guy Maddin, 2001)
8. Mysterious Skin 
(Gregg Araki, 2004) (tie)
    Bus 174 
(José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda, 2002) (tie)
10. The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005) (tie)
      Head-On (Fatih Akin, 2004) (tie)
      Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) (tie)


THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL TIME

1. The Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
2. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
4. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
5. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
6. Letter From An Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
7. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
8. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)
10. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

See the complete list of the Top 100 Films Of All Time here.