The best actor award went to Steve Martin for his updated Cyrano de Bergerac role in the gently beguiling "Roxanne." Writing the role as well as acting it, Martin portrayed Edmond Rostand's long-nosed nobleman as a resourceful firechief named C.D. Bales in a Pacific Northwest mountain town. Martin also was named best actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics. Finishing second and third, respectively, were Albert Brooks in "Broadcast News" and Terry O'Quinn in "The Stepfather." Brooks was cited for his brilliant but nervous TV reporter. O'Quinn won notice for his portrayal of a raging psychotic posing and being accepted as a suburban dad.