The Academy Awards

Season 63 Episode 1

The 63rd Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 25, 1991 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Kevin Costner -- Dances With Wolves ("Lieutenant Dunbar") • Robert De Niro -- Awakenings ("Leonard Lowe") • Gerard Depardieu -- Cyrano de Bergerac ("Cyrano de Bergerac") • Richard Harris -- The Field ("Bull McCabe") • Jeremy Irons -- Reversal of Fortune ("Claus Von Bulow") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Bruce Davison -- Longtime Companion ("David") • Andy Garcia -- The Godfather, Part III ("Vincent Mancini") • Graham Greene -- Dances With Wolves ("Kicking Bird") • Al Pacino -- Dick Tracy ("Big Boy Caprice") • Joe Pesci -- Good Fellas ("Tommy DeVito") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLEKathy Bates -- Misery ("Annie Wilkes") • Anjelica Huston -- The Grifters ("Lilly Dillon") • Julia Roberts -- Pretty Woman ("Vivian Ward") • Meryl Streep -- Postcards from the Edge ("Suzanne Vale") • Joanne Woodward -- Mr. & Mrs. Bridge ("India Bridge") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Annette Bening -- The Grifters ("Myra Langtry") • Lorraine Bracco -- Good Fellas ("Karen Hill") • Whoopi Goldberg -- Ghost ("Oda Mae Brown") • Diane Ladd -- Wild at Heart ("Marietta Fortune") • Mary McDonnell -- Dances With Wolves ("Stands With A Fist") ART DIRECTIONCyrano de Bergerac -- Art Direction: Ezio Frigerio; Set Decoration: Jacques Rouxel • Dances With Wolves -- Art Direction: Jeffrey Beecroft; Set Decoration: Lisa Dean • Dick Tracy -- Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: Rick SimpsonThe Godfather, Part III -- Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis • Hamlet -- Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo CINEMATOGRAPHYAvalon -- Allen Daviau • Dances With Wolves -- Dean SemlerDick Tracy -- Vittorio Storaro • The Godfather, Part III -- Gordon Willis • Henry & June -- Philippe Rousselot COSTUME DESIGNAvalon -- Gloria Gresham • Cyrano de Bergerac -- Franca SquarciapinoDances With Wolves -- Elsa Zamparelli • Dick Tracy -- Milena Canonero • Hamlet -- Maurizio Millenotti DIRECTINGDances With Wolves -- Kevin CostnerThe Godfather, Part III -- Francis Ford Coppola • Good Fellas -- Martin Scorsese • The Grifters -- Stephen Frears • Reversal of Fortune -- Barbet Schroeder DOCUMENTARY (Feature)American Dream -- Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn, ProducersBerkeley in the Sixties -- Mark Kitchell, Producer • Building Bombs -- Mark Mori and Susan Robinson, Producers • Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade -- Judith Montell, Producer • Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey -- Robert Hillmann and Eugene Corr, Producers DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)Burning Down Tomorrow -- Kit Thomas, Producer • Chimps: So Like Us -- Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon, Producers • Days of Waiting -- Steven Okazaki, ProducerJourney into Life: The World of the Unborn -- Derek Bromhall, Producer • Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember -- Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders, Producers FILM EDITINGDances With Wolves -- Neil TravisGhost -- Walter Murch • The Godfather, Part III -- Barry Malkin, Lisa Fruchtman, Walter Murch • Good Fellas -- Thelma Schoonmaker • The Hunt for Red October -- Dennis Virkler, John Wright FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMCyrano de Bergerac -- France • Journey of Hope -- SwitzerlandJu Dou -- People's Republic of China • The Nasty Girl -- Germany • Open Doors -- Italy MAKEUPCyrano de Bergerac -- Michèle Burke, Jean-Pierre Eychenne • Dick Tracy -- John Caglione, Jr., Doug DrexlerEdward Scissorhands -- Ve Neill, Stan Winston MUSIC (Original Score)Avalon -- Randy Newman • Dances With Wolves -- John BarryGhost -- Maurice Jarre • Havana -- David Grusin • Home Alone -- John Williams MUSIC (Original Song) • "Blaze of Glory" from Young Guns II -- Music and Lyric by Jon Bon Jovi • "I'm Checkin' Out" from Postcards from the Edge -- Music and Lyric by Shel Silverstein • "Promise Me You'll Remember" from The Godfather, Part III -- Music by Carmine Coppola; Lyric by John Bettis • "Somewhere in My Memory" from Home Alone -- Music by John Williams; Lyric by Leslie Bricusse • "Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man)" from Dick Tracy -- Music and Lyric by Stephen Sondheim BEST PICTUREAwakenings -- Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, Producers • Dances With Wolves -- Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner, ProducersGhost -- Lisa Weinstein, Producer • The Godfather, Part III -- Francis Ford Coppola, Producer • Good Fellas -- Irwin Winkler, Producer SHORT FILM (Animated)Creature Comforts -- Nick ParkA Grand Day Out -- Nick Park • Grasshoppers (Cavallette) -- Bruno Bozzetto SHORT FILM (Live Action)Bronx Cheers -- Raymond De Felitta, Matthew Gross • Dear Rosie -- Peter Cattaneo, Barnaby Thompson • The Lunch Date -- Adam DavidsonSenzeni Na? (What Have We Done?) -- Bernard Joffa, Anthony E. Nicholas • 12:01 PM -- Hillary Ripps, Jonathan Heap SOUNDDances With Wolves -- Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins, Russell Williams IIDays of Thunder -- Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell, Charles Wilborn • Dick Tracy -- Chris Jenkins, David E. Campbell, D. M. Hemphill, Thomas Causey • The Hunt for Red October -- Don Bassman, Richard Overton, Kevin F. Cleary, Richard Bryce Goodman • Total Recall -- Michael J. Kohut, Carlos de Larios, Aaron Rochin, Nelson Stoll SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGFlatliners -- Charles L. Campbell, Richard Franklin • The Hunt for Red October -- Cecelia Hall, George Watters IITotal Recall -- Stephen H. Flick WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)Awakenings -- Steven Zaillian • Dances With Wolves -- Michael BlakeGood Fellas -- Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese • The Grifters -- Donald E. Westlake • Reversal of Fortune -- Nicholas Kazan WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)Alice -- Woody Allen • Avalon -- Barry Levinson • Ghost -- Bruce Joel RubinGreen Card -- Peter Weir • Metropolitan -- Whit Stillman SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects)Total Recall -- Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke HONORARY AWARD • To Sophia Loren, one of the genuine treasures of world cinema who, in a career rich with memorable performances, has added permanent luster to our art form. • To Myrna Loy, in recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances. IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDDavid Brown and Richard D. Zanuck GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDStefan Kudelski SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Academy Award of Merit) • To EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY for the development of T-Grain technology and the introduction of EXR color negative films which utilize this technology. [Film] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award) • To BRUCE WILTON and CARLOS ICINKOFF of Mechanical Concepts, Incorporated, for the development of the Mechanical Concepts Optical Printer Platform. [Special Photographic] • To the ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF ARNOLD & RICHTER for the continued design improvements of the Arriflex BL Camera System, culminating in the 35BL-4S model. [Camera] • To the FUJI PHOTO FILM COMPANY, LIMITED, for the development and introduction of the F-Series of color negative films covering the range of film speeds from EI 64 to EI 500. [Film] • To MANFRED G. MICHELSON of Technical Film Systems, Incorporated, for the design and development of the first sprocket-driven film transport system for color print film processors which permits transport speeds in excess of 600 feet per minute. [Laboratory] • To JOHN W. LANG, WALTER HRASTNIK and CHARLES J. WATSON of Bell and Howell Company for the development and manufacture of a modular continuous contact motion picture film printer. [Laboratory] SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award) • To WILLIAM L. BLOWERS of Belco Associates, Incorporated and THOMAS F. DENOVE for the development and manufacture of the Belco/Denove Cinemeter. This digital/analog exposure meter was specifically and uniquely designed for the cinematographer. [Photography] • To IAIN NEIL for optical design; TAKUO MIYAGISHIMA for the mechanical design; and PANAVISION, INCORPORATED, for the concept and development of the Primo Series of spherical prime lenses for 35mm cinematography. [Lenses and Filters] • To CHRISTOPHER S. GILMAN and HARVEY HUBERT, JR. of the Diligent Dwarves Effects Lab for the development of the Actor Climate System, consisting of heat-transferring undergarments. [Stage Operations] • To JIM GRAVES of J&G Enterprises for the development of the Cool Suit System, consisting of heat-transferring undergarments. [Stage Operations] • To BENGT O. ORHALL, KENNETH LUND, BJORN SELIN and KJELL HOGBERG of AB Film-Teknik for the development and manufacture of the Mark IV film subtitling processor, which has increased the speed, simplified the operation and improved the quality of subtitling. [Laboratory] • To RICHARD MULA and PETE ROMANO of HydroImage, Incorporated, for the development of the SeaPar 1200 watt HMI Underwater Lamp. [Lighting] • To DEDO WEIGERT of Dedo Weigert Film GmbH for the development of the Dedolight, a miniature low-voltage tungsten-halogen lighting fixture. [Lighting] • To DR. FRED KOLB, JR. and PAUL PREO for the concept and development of a 35mm projection test film. [Film] • To PETER BALDWIN for the design; DR. PAUL KIANKHOOY and the LIGHTMAKER COMPANY for the development of the Lightmaker AC/DC HMI Ballast. [Lighting] • To the ALL-UNION CINEMA AND PHOTO RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NIKFI) for continuously improving and providing 3-D presentations to Soviet motion picture audiences for the last 25 years. [Systems] MEDAL OF COMMENDATION • To Roderick T. Ryan in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. • To Don Trumbull in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. • To Geoffrey H. Williamson in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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