Spirit 1987

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the producer(s))
* River’s Edge Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford Matewan Peggy Rajski and Maggie Renzi
Swimming To Cambodia Renee Shafransky
The Big Easy Stephen Friedman
Tough Guys Don’t Dance Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus
The Dead Wieland Schulz-Keil and Chris Sievernich

BEST FIRST FEATURE
* Dirty Dancing Emile Ardolino
Anna Yurek Bogayevicz
Hollywood Shuffle Robert Townsend
Siesta Mary Lambert
Waiting For The Moon Jill Godmilow

BEST DIRECTOR
* John Huston The Dead
Jonathan Demme Swimming To Cambodia
Tim Hunter River’s Edge
Jim McBride The Big Easy
John Sayles Matewan

BEST SCREENPLAY
* Neal Jiminez River’s Edge
Spalding Gray Swimming To Cambodia
Agnieszka Holland Anna
Tony Huston The Dead
John Sayles Matewan

BEST FEMALE LEAD
* Sally Kirkland Anna
Lillian Gish The Whales of August
Louise Smith Working Girls
Debra Sandlund Tough Guys Don’t Dance
Joanne Woodward The Glass Menagerie

BEST MALE LEAD
* Dennis Quaid The Big Easy
Spalding Gray Swimming To Cambodia
Terry O’Quinn The Stepfather
Mickey Rourke Barfly
James Woods Best Seller

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
* Anjelica Huston The Dead
Karen Allen The Glass Menagerie
Kathy Baker Street Smart
Martha Plimpton Shy People
Ann Sothern The Whales of August

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
* Morgan Freeman Street Smart
Wings Hauser Tough Guys Don’t Dance
James Earl Jones Matewan
Vincent Price The Whales of August
David Strathairn Matewan

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Haskell Wexler Matewan
John Bailey Tough Guys Don’t Dance
Amir Mokri Slamdance
Robby Müller Barfly
Fred Murphy The Dead

BEST FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
* My Life As A Dog Producer: Waldemar Bergendahl Director: Lasse Hallström
Au Revoir Les Enfants Producer/Director: Louis Malle
Hope And Glory Producer/Director: John Boorman
Prick Up Your Ears Producer: Andrew Brown Director: Stephen Frears
Tampopo Producers: Juzo Itami, Yasushi Tamaoki, and Seigo Hosogoe