08/29/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT
>MICHAEL KEATON As a recovering coke addict in Clean and Sober, a comic triumphs in his first drama.
BARBARA HERSHEY As a journalist at war with apartheid in A World Apart, she shows astonishing depth.
WILLEM DAFOE As the Jesus of The Last Temptation of Christ, he evokes humanity and reverence.
JEFF BRIDGES As the car builder of Tucker, he makes us believe again in the power of dreams.
TOM HANKS As the little boy in a man's body in Big, he finds the joy and agony in growing up.
JOHN CLEESE As the love-besotted barrister in A Fish Called Wanda, a master madman reveals he can also pierce the heart.