Golden Space Needle Award Winners

1985
Best Film: Kiss of the Spider Woman (dir. Hector Babenco, Brazil)
Best Director: Krzysztof Zanussi (Power of Evil, Poland)
Best Actress: Rene Soutendijk (The Fourth Man, Belgium)
Best Actor: William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Brazil)
Best Short: Frankenweenie (dir. Tim Burton, USA)

1986
Best Film: The Assault (dir. Fons Rademakers, the Netherlands)
Best Director: Fons Rademakers (The Assault, the Netherlands)
Best Actress: Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa, UK)
Best Actor: Bob Hoskins (Mona Lisa, UK)
Best Short: The Big Snit (dir. Richard Condie, USA)

1987
Best Film: My Life As A Dog (dir. Lasse Hallstrom, Sweden)
Best Director: Lasse Hallstrom (My Life as a Dog, Sweden)
Best Actress: Monique Van de Ven (Iris, Netherlands)
Best Actor: Gary Oldman (Prick Up Your Ears, UK)
Best Short: Your Face (dir. Bill Plimpton, USA)

1988
Best Film: Bagdad Café (dir. Percy Adlon, West Germany)
Best Director: Alan Rudolph (The Moderns, United States)
Best Actress: Deborrah-Lee Furness (Shame, Australia)
Best Actor: Tom Hulce (Dominick and Eugene, United States)
Best Short: Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (dir. Jonathon Sanger, USA)

1989
Best Film: Apartment Zero (dir. Martin Donovan, USA)
Best Director: Martin Donovan (Apartment Zero, USA)
Best Actress: Wendy Hughes (Boundaries of the Heart, Australia)
Best Actor: Rutger Hauer (Legend of a Holy Drinker, Italy)
Best Short: Tin Toy (dir. John Lasseter, USA)

1990
Best Film: Pump Up The Volume (dir. Allan Moyle, USA)
Best Director: Denys Arcand (Jesus of Montreal, Canada)
Best Actress: Rebecca Jenkins (Bye Bye Blues, Canada)
Best Actor: Michael Rooker (Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer, USA)
Best Short: Knickknack (dir. John Lasseter, USA)

1991
Best Film: My Mother's Castle (dir. Yves Robert, France)
Best Director: Peter Greenaway (Drowning by Numbers, UK)
Best Actress: Lily Tomlin (Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, USA)
Best Actor: Alan Rickman (Close My Eyes/Truly, Madly, Deeply, UK)
Best Short: The Potato Hunter (dir. Timothy Hittle, USA)
Best Documentary: Paris Is Burning (dir. Jennie Livingston, USA)

1992
Best Film: IP5: L'île aux pachydermes (dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix, France)
Best Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix (IP5: L'île aux pachydermes, France)
Best Actress: Marianne Sagebrecht (Martha and I, Germany/France)
Best Actor: Dermot Mulroney (Where the Day Takes You, USA)
Best Short: Anima Mundi (dir. Godfrey Reggio, USA)
Best Documentary: A Brief History of Time (dir. Errol Morris, USA)

1993
Best Film: The Wedding Banquet (dir. Ang Lee, Taiwan/USA)
Best Film: Ang Lee (The Wedding Banquet, Taiwan/USA)
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton (Orlando, UK/Russia/Italy/France/Netherlands)
Best Actor: Russell Crowe (Romper Stomper/Hammers over the Anvil, Australia)
Best Short: The Fairy Who Didn't Want To be a Fairy Anymore (dir. Laurie Lynd, Canada)
Best Documentary: Road Scholar (dir. Roger Weisberg, USA)

1994
Best Film: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (dir. Stephan Elliott, Australia)
Best Director: Rolf de Heer (Bad Boy Bubby, Australia)
Best Actress: Mimi Rogers (Reflection on a Crime, USA)
Best Actor: Terence Stamp (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Australia)
Best Short: The Wrong Trousers (dir. Nick Park, UK)
Best Documentary: The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (dir. Ray Müller, Germany)

1995
Best Film: The Kingdom (dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark)
Best Director: Bryan Singer (Usual Suspects, USA)
Best Actress: Nicole Kidman (To Die For, USA)
Best Actor: Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects, USA)
Best Short: Surprise (dir. Veit Helmer, Germany)
Best Documentary: Crumb (dir. Terry Zwigoff, USA)

1996
Best Film: Trainspotting (dir. Danny Boyle, UK)
Best Director: Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, UK)
Best Actress: Lili Taylor (Girls Town, USA)
Best Actor: Vincent D'Onofrio (The Whole Wide World, USA)
Best Short: That Night (dir. John Keister, USA)
Best Documentary: Hype! (dir. Doug Pray, USA)

1997
Best Film: Comrades: Almost a Love Story (dir. Peter Chan, Hong Kong)
Best Director: Peter Greenaway (The Pillow Book, UK)
Best Actress: Robin Wright-Penn (Loved, USA)
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser (Still Breathing, USA)
Best Short: Ballad of the Skeletons (dir. Gus van Sant, USA)
Best Documentary: Licensed to Kill (dir. Arthur Dong, USA)

1998
Best Film: God Said Ha! (dir. Julia Sweeney, USA)
Best Director: Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, USA)
Best Actress: Christina Ricci (Buffalo 66/The Opposite of Sex, USA)
Best Actor: Stephen Fry (Wilde, UK)
Best Short: Sin Sostén (dir. Rene Castinello/Antonio Urrutia, Belgium)
Best Documentary: Frank Lloyd Wright (dir. Ken Burns/Lynn Novick, USA)

1999
Best Film: Run Lola Run (dir. Tom Tykwer, Germany)
Best Director: John Sayles (Lone Star, USA)
Best Actress: Piper Laurie (The Mao Game, USA)
Best Actor: Rupert Everett (An Ideal Husband, UK)
Best Short: 12 Stops of the Road to Nowhere (dir. Jay Lowi, USA)
Best Documentary: Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wim Wenders, USA)

2000
Best Film: Shower (dir. Zhang Yang, China)
Best Director: Zhang Yang (Shower, China)
Best Actress; Nathalie Beye (Venus Beauty Institute, France)
Best Actor: Dan Futterman (Urbania, USA)
Best Short: In God We Trust (dir. Jason Reitman, USA)
Best Documentary: Trade Off (dir. Shaya Mercer, USA)

2001
Best Film: Finder's Fee (dir. Jeff Probst, USA)
Best Director: Tim Blake Nelson (O, USA)
Best Actress: Thora Birch (Ghost World, USA)
Best Actor: John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, USA)
Best Short: Boychick (dir. Glen Gaylord, USA)
Best Documentary: The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (dir. George Butler, USA)

2002
Best Film: Elling (dir. Peter Naess, Norway)
Best Director: Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia, Spain)
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Austria/France)
Best Actor: Moritz Bleibtreu (Das Experiment, Germany)
Best Short: The Host (dir. Nicolas Tomnay, Australia)
Best Documentary: Ruthie & Connie: Every Room in the House (dir. Deborah Dickson, USA)

2003
Best Film: Whale Rider (dir. Niki Caro, New Zealand)
Best Director: Niki Caro (Whale Rider, New Zealand)
Best Actress: Moon So-ri (Oasis, South Korea)
Best Actor: Seol Kyung-gu (Oasis, South Korea)
Best Short: Misdemeanor (dir. Jonathan Lemond, USA)
Best Documentary: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (dir. Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain, Ireland/Venezuela)

2004
Best Film: Facing Windows (dir. Ferzan Ozpetek, Italy)
Best Director: Marco Tullio Giordano (The Best of Youth, Italy)
Best Actress: Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace, Colombia/USA)
Best Actor: Luis Tosar (Take My Eyes, Spain)
Best Short: Consent (dir. Jason Reitman, USA)
Best Documentary: Born into Brothels (dir. Zana Briski, Ross Kauffmann, USA)

2005
Best Film: Innocent Voices (dir. Luis Mandoki, Mexico)
Best Director: Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, USA)
Best Actress: Joan Allen (Yes, USA)
Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Mysterious Skin, USA)
Best Short: Raftman's Razor (dir. Keith Bearden, USA)
Best Documentary: Murderball (dir. Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro, USA)

2006
Best Film: OSS 117: Nest of Spies (dir. Michel Hazanavicious, France)
Best Director: Goran Dukic (Wristcutters, A Love Story, USA)
Best Actress: Fiona Gordon (The Iceberg, Belgium)
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, USA)
Best Short: Full Disclosure (dir. Douglas Horn, USA)
Best Documentary: The Trials of Darryl Hunt (dir. Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, USA)

2007
Best Film: Outsourced (dir. John Jeffcoat, USA)
Best Director: Daniel Waters (Sex & Death 101, USA)
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (La vie en Rose, France)
Best Actor: Daniel Brühl (Salvador, Spain)
Best Short: Pierre (dir. Dan Brown, USA)
Best Documentary: For the Bible Tells Me So (dir. Daniel Karslake, USA)

2008
Best Film: Cherry Blossoms - Hanami (dir. Doris Dörrie, Germany)
Best Director: Amin Matalqua (Captain Abu Raed, Jordan)
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (Jolene, USA)
Best Actor: Alan Rickman (Bottle Shock, USA)
Best Short: Felix (dir. Andreas Utta, Germany)
Best Documentary: The Wrecking Crew (dir. Denny Tedesco, USA)


2009
Best Film: Black Dynamite (dir. Scott Sanders, USA)
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, USA)
Best Actress: Yolande Moreau (Seraphine, France)
Best Actor: Sam Rockwell (Moon, UK)
Best Short: Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death (dir. Nick Park, USA)
Best Documentary: The Cove (dir. Louie Psihoyos, USA)

2010
Best Film: The Hedgehog (dir. Mona Achache, France)
Best Director: Debra Granik (Winter's Bone, USA)
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, USA)
Best Actor: Luis Tosar (Cell 211, Spain)
Best Short: Ormie (dir. Rob Silvestri, Canada)
Best Documentary: Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life (dir. Karen Stanton, USA), Waste Land (dir. Lucy Walker, UK)

2011
Best Film: Paper Birds (dir. Emilia Aragon, Spain)
Best Director: Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower, Canada/Germany)
Best Actress: Natasha Petrovic (As If I Am Not There, Ireland)
Best Actor: Bill Skarsgard (Simple Simon, Sweden)
Best Short: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, USA)
Best Documentary: To Be Heard (dir. Amy Sultan, Roland Legiardia-Laura, Edwin Martinez, and Deborah Shaffer, USA)

2012
Best Film: Any Day Now (dir. Travis Fine, USA)
Best Director: Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild, USA)
Best Actress: Jamie Chung (Eden, USA)
Best Actor: Alan Cumming (Any Day Now, USA)
Best Short: CatCam (dir. Seth Kael, USA)
Best Documentary: The Invisible War (dir. Kirby Dick, USA)

2013
Best Film: Fanie Fourie's Lobola (dir. Henk Pretorius, South Africa)
Best Director: Nabil Ayouch (Horses of God, Morocco)
Best Actress: Samantha Morton (Decoding Annie Parker, USA)
Best Actor: James Cromwell (Still Mine, Canada)
Best Short: Spooners (dir. Bryan Horch, USA)
Best Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom (dir. Morgan Neville, USA)

2014
Best Film: Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater, USA)
Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood, USA)
Best Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood, USA)
Best Actor: Dawid Ogrodnik (Life Feels Good, Poland)
Best Short: Fool's Day (dir. Cody Blue Snider, USA)
Best Documentary: Keep On Keepin' On (dir. Alan Hicks, USA)

2015
Best Film: The Dark Horse (dir. James Napier Robertson, New Zealand)
Best Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, USA)
Best Actress: Nina Hoss (Phoenix, Gemany)
Best Actor: Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse, New Zealand)
Best Short: Even the Walls (dir. Sara Kuck, Saman Maydání)
Best Documentary: Romeo is Bleeding (dir. Jason Zeldes, USA)