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The Miriam Engelberg Audience Award

As voted by guests

Named in memory of Miriam Engelberg, guest of the Clip Party from years five through ten. Voting rules have changed over time in an attempt to avoid a repeat of year seven, when Tod's six-and-a-half minute rulebuster garnered extra votes from guests who didn't want the award going to a scene from TRON.

18th Edition TAKE THIS WALTZ Chris

17th Edition HOLY MOTORS Mike

16th Edition TRUE GRIT (2010) Tod

15th Edition HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART I Paul

14th Edition DOGTOOTH Mike

13th Edition DAYS OF HEAVEN Paul

12th Edition SITA SINGS THE BLUES Mike

11th Edition ENDURING LOVE Anne

10th Edition THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN Elise

9th Edition HAROLD AND MAUDE Christa

8th Edition RIVERS AND TIDES Deirdre

7th Edition A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Tod

6th Edition TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Tod

5th Edition PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE Chris

The Montalban

Best Classic Clip

The clip it's hard to believe hasn't been screened before. A favorite of AFI lists and Oscar montages, or a selection more specific to the demographics. Named in year five for a classic exchange between Kirk and Khan from STAR TREK II, which had a third of the room reciting along.

18th Edition THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS Tallulah

17th Edition STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. Christa

16th Edition BEN-HUR Deirdre

15th Edition JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO Matt

14th Edition THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD Ben

13th Edition 2001 Tim

12th Edition LA DOLCE VITA Laura

11th Edition PSYCHO Mike

10th Edition PULP FICTION Anne / SUNSET BLVD. Paul (tie)

9th Edition THE GODFATHER Paul

8th Edition GONE WITH THE WIND Laura

7th Edition SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Tim

6th Edition ROMAN HOLIDAY Christa

The Jessie

Best Dramatic Clip

The clip that clenches your throat or puts an ache in your heart amidst a torrent of comedy, weirdness, action, and camp.

18th Edition ATONEMENT Deirdre

17th Edition WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Sean

16th Edition TRUE GRIT (2010) Tod

15th Edition TRULY MADLY DEEPLY Deirdre

14th Edition UP Paul

13th Edition UNITED 93 Anne

12th Edition THERE WILL BE BLOOD Paul

11th Edition DINER Tim

10th Edition FORBIDDEN GAMES Mike

9th Edition MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD Deirdre

8th Edition THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Christa

7th Edition RABBIT-PROOF FENCE Laura M

6th Edition GALLIPOLI Deirdre

5th Edition TOY STORY 2 Christa

4th Edition BUTTERFLY Jenn

The Teller

Best Wordless Clip

Talkies have been with us for more than 80 years, but great moments can be shared and stories be told without the use of words.

18th Edition UNDER THE SKIN Warren

17th Edition BLACK NARCISSUS Neven

16th Edition VERTIGO Jim

15th Edition FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE Mike

14th Edition CUBE Jim

13th Edition DAYS OF HEAVEN Paul

12th Edition THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Harriet

11th Edition PSYCHO Mike

10th Edition THE MIRACLE WORKER Laura

9th Edition WEST SIDE STORY Paul

8th Edition FANTASIA Tim

7th Edition MILLER'S CROSSING Sean

6th Edition SUMMER STOCK Paul

What the Hell Was That?

Most Wondrous and Strange

We may have heard of it, but that doesn't make it easier to believe what we're seeing.

18th Edition PHANTOM LADY Tod

17th Edition LEVIATHAN Mike

16th Edition BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR Laura

15th Edition THE FALL Laura

14th Edition DOGTOOTH Mike

13th Edition SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO Harriet

12th Edition SITA SINGS THE BLUES Mike

11th Edition LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD VS. THE MONSTERS Paul

10th Edition KOI... MIL GAYA Harriet

9th Edition FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION - JAILHOUSE 41 Mike

8th Edition APPLE, THE Paul

7th Edition MADAM SATAN Paul

6th Edition eXistenZ Mike

5th Edition THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT Mike

4th Edition GUMMO Barb

3rd Edition CAREFUL Mike

2nd Edition LUMIERE & COMPANY Mike

The Pepe

Best Clip Under 60 Seconds

Named for an oven-exploding moment in MUPPETS FROM SPACE, and the genius of Bill Barretta's Latino King Prawn.

18th Edition THE HEAT Laura

17th Edition CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS Tim

16th Edition BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK Christa

15th Edition THE INCREDIBLES Ben

14th Edition AMÉLIE Warren

13th Edition DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? Matt

12th Edition BARFLY Tod

11th Edition THE CALAMARI WRESTLER Tim

10th Edition THE SQUID & THE WHALE Anne

9th Edition THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS Anne & Jim

The Unamerican

Best Foreign Clip
(formerly The Kurosawa)

What we show is what we know, which means Hollywood and the independent cinema of the United States. Show us something from someplace else in the world why don't you.

18th Edition THE GRANDMASTER Warren

17th Edition HOLY MOTORS Mike

16th Edition PAN'S LABYRINTH Tim

15th Edition THE HOLE Tod

14th Edition LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD Laura

13th Edition MAUVAIS SANG Tod

12th Edition MAIN HOON NA Tim

11th Edition THE HOST Warren

10th Edition MOHABBATEIN Tim

9th Edition MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Tod

The Harold & Fayard

Best Dance Clip

Bodies in motion make cinema pop. Fantastic dance sequences live trapped inside movies we'd never sit down and watch. Named for the Nicholas Brothers, whose talent was too big for the movies in which they appeared.

18th Edition SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Deirdre

17th Edition SWING TIME Paul

16th Edition BEAU TRAVAIL Mike

15th Edition [n/a]

14th Edition ROYAL WEDDING Jim

13th Edition [n/a]

12th Edition [n/a]

11th Edition DAMN YANKEES Deirdre

10th Edition STORMY WEATHER Tod

Il Bacio

Best Kiss

Because sometimes cinema moves straight toward you through a field of tall barley and wild poppies and plants one on your mouth.

18th Edition [n/a]

17th Edition THE MORE THE MERRIER Tim

16th Edition A ROOM WITH A VIEW Deirdre

15th Edition TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT Tim

14th Edition [n/a]

13th Edition REAR WINDOW Tim

12th Edition [n/a]

11th Edition BEAVERS Harriet

The Bodhi

Best Action/Chase Sequence

Tod's barreling foot chase clip from year twelve was a reminder that there is artistry in speed and motion and knowing who's doing what and where right this very moment.

18th Edition GRAVITY Warren

17th Edition TRON: LEGACY Tim

16th Edition BEN-HUR Deirdre

15th Edition [n/a]

14th Edition [n/a]

13th Edition [n/a]

12th Edition POINT BREAK Tod

The Baxter

Best Motif, Individual Achievement

Jim was the pioneer, bringing three scenes of dogs in peril. Others followed, contributing sets of related clips whose resonances help to set the tone of the night.

18th Edition NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MEN IN BLACK Paul

17th Edition [n/a]

16th Edition RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, TRUE ROMANCE, PULP FICTION Matt

15th Edition STAR TREK, SHERLOCK HOLMES, COOL HAND LUKE Matt

14th Edition RUSHMORE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Matt

13th Edition [n/a]

12th Edition THEY LIVE, VIDEODROME, THE MATRIX Matt

11th Edition THE MOLLY MAGUIRES, THE GREAT ESCAPE, VIVA ZAPATA!, THE WILD BUNCH Tod

10th Edition THE WIZARD OF OZ, WINGS OF DESIRE, PLEASANTVILLE Laura & Paul

9th Edition BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN, THE UNTOUCHABLES, BRAZIL Laura

8th Edition BRAZIL, BULL DURHAM, CRIMSON TIDE Matt

7th Edition KANDAHAR, ATANARJUAT Jim

6th Edition [n/a]

5th Edition BAXTER, AMORES PERROS, BABE: PIG IN THE CITY Jim

The Accidental Baxter

Best Motif, Unintended Collaboration

Sometimes the best echoes are the ones that no one planned.

17th Edition THE SHINING Tod, ROOM 237 Paul

16th Edition REIGN OF FIRE Paul, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Jasper

14th Edition AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY Christa, BEACH PARTY Christa, IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD Christa, FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! Warren

13th Edition DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? Matt, ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY Tallulah, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Matt

10th Edition GRIZZLY MAN Mike, BURDEN OF DREAMS Jim, GATES OF HEAVEN Tod

7th Edition KANDAHAR Jim, PAPERHOUSE Laura, IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER Deirdre

6th Edition THE KID BROTHER Aimee, THE CIRCUS Paul, MONKEY BUSINESS Perry

The Malkovich Malkovich

Duplicate Clip Submission
in the Same Year

While some may fear the distinction as a failure of the imagination, I consider it an embrace of the essential.

17th Edition ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Harriet | Paul

16th Edition THE ARTIST Laura | Warren

16th Edition HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Laura | Tim

14th Edition IN THE LOOP Deirdre | Jim

4th Edition BEING JOHN MALKOVICH Cary | Anu

Editor's Choice

(formerly Best Clip Choices)

You don't need a theme to make an impact on the whole. Two amazing clips can do it.

17th Edition SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, SWING TIME, ROOM 237, GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Paul

16th Edition THE LAST SUNSET, THE BIG SLEEP, PEDICAB DRIVER, A PLACE IN THE SUN, NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, TRUE GRIT (2010), et al. Tod

15th Edition 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, DOWNFALL, ENTER THE VOID Warren

14th Edition UP, A TRIP TO THE MOON, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, THE BAD NEWS BEARS, LIFE 2.0, NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE, THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI: ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION Paul

13th Edition M, THE THIRD MAN, PATHS OF GLORY David

 

4th Edition ELECTION, SUPERSTAR, THE MUSIC MAN, THE BIG PICTURE Christa

3rd Edition STRANGER THAN PARADISE, BREAKING THE WAVES Lee

2nd Edition LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE, THIN BLUE LINE Laura M & Mike B

1st Edition CHUNGKING EXPRESS, DOWN BY LAW Warren

Best Clip

(Discontinued)

From back before I let the audience decide.

4th Edition AMERICAN MOVIE Warren

3rd Edition HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Deirdre

2nd Edition BOOGIE NIGHTS Anne & Jim

1st Edition NIGHT OF THE HUNTER Mike