Best unreleased American independent film:One, written and directed by Tony Barbieri
Best guilty pleasure:Enemy of the State, written by committee, directed by Tony Scott
Best retrospective:"The Films of Anthony Mann," at the American Cinematheque
Best retrospective with kinks:"The Films of Doris Wishman," at the Nuart
Best independent distributor:Milestone Films
Best bets for next year's Top Ten:Dr. Akagi, the eccentric, magnificently assured new film from Japan's grand master, Shohei Imamura, which is set to be released this year by Kino International. And The Idiots, an authentically shocking blow to the system featuring pranks, drool and hardcore fucking courtesy Danish madman Lars Von Trier. The film will be released by the hands-down smartest, bravest semi-independent movie company in the country, October Films. The brightest jewel in Universal's tarnished crown, October was forced by its parent company to dump Happiness but nonetheless survived with its integrity and reputation intact. Long may it shine.