The Academy Awards

Season 65 Episode 1

The 65th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 29, 1993 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE • Robert Downey, Jr. -- Chaplin ("Charles Chaplin") • Clint Eastwood -- Unforgiven ("Bill Munny") • Al Pacino -- Scent of a Woman ("Lt. Col. Frank Slade") • Stephen Rea -- The Crying Game ("Fergus") • Denzel Washington -- Malcolm X ("Malcolm X") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Jaye Davidson -- The Crying Game ("Dil") • Gene Hackman -- Unforgiven ("Little Bill Daggett") • Jack Nicholson -- A Few Good Men ("Col. Nathan R. Jessep") • Al Pacino -- Glengarry Glen Ross ("Ricky Roma") • David Paymer -- Mr. Saturday Night ("Stan") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Catherine Deneuve -- Indochine ("Eliane") • Mary McDonnell -- Passion Fish ("May-Alice") • Michelle Pfeiffer -- Love Field ("Lurene Hallett") • Susan Sarandon -- Lorenzo's Oil ("Michaela Odone") • Emma Thompson -- Howards End ("Margaret Schlegel") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Judy Davis -- Husbands and Wives ("Sally") • Joan Plowright -- Enchanted April ("Mrs. Fisher") • Vanessa Redgrave -- Howards End ("Ruth Wilcox") • Miranda Richardson -- Damage ("Ingrid") • Marisa Tomei -- My Cousin Vinny ("Mona Lisa Vito") ART DIRECTIONBram Stoker's Dracula -- Art Direction: Thomas Sanders; Set Decoration: Garrett Lewis • Chaplin -- Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Chris A. Butler • Howards End -- Art Direction: Luciana Arrighi; Set Decoration: Ian WhittakerToys -- Art Direction: Ferdinando Scarfiotti; Set Decoration: Linda DeScenna • Unforgiven -- Art Direction: Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Janice Blackie-Goodine CINEMATOGRAPHYHoffa -- Stephen H. Burum • Howards End -- Tony Pierce-Roberts • The Lover -- Robert Fraisse • A River Runs through It -- Philippe RousselotUnforgiven -- Jack N. Green COSTUME DESIGNBram Stoker's Dracula -- Eiko IshiokaEnchanted April -- Sheena Napier • Howards End -- Jenny Beavan, John Bright • Malcolm X -- Ruth Carter • Toys -- Albert Wolsky DIRECTINGThe Crying Game -- Neil Jordan • Howards End -- James Ivory • The Player -- Robert Altman • Scent of a Woman -- Martin Brest • Unforgiven -- Clint Eastwood DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker -- David Haugland, Producer • Fires of Kuwait -- Sally Dundas, Producer • Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II -- William Miles and Nina Rosenblum, Producers • Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann -- Margaret Smilow and Roma Baran, Producers • The Panama Deception -- Barbara Trent and David Kasper, Producers DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)At the Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai -- Geoffrey O'Connor, Producer • Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the 'Little Review' -- Wendy L. Weinberg, Producer • The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein -- Richard Elson and Sally Bochner, Producers • Educating Peter -- Thomas C. Goodwin and Gerardine Wurzburg, ProducersWhen Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories -- Dorothy Fadiman, Producer FILM EDITINGBasic Instinct -- Frank J. Urioste • The Crying Game -- Kant Pan • A Few Good Men -- Robert Leighton • The Player -- Geraldine Peroni • Unforgiven -- Joel Cox FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMClose to Eden -- Russia • Daens -- Belgium • Indochine -- FranceA Place in the World -- Uruguay (Unofficial Nomination) • Schtonk! -- Germany MAKEUPBatman Returns -- Ve Neill, Ronnie Specter, Stan Winston • Bram Stoker's Dracula -- Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke, Matthew W. MungleHoffa -- Ve Neill, Greg Cannom, John Blake MUSIC (Original Score)Aladdin -- Alan MenkenBasic Instinct -- Jerry Goldsmith • Chaplin -- John Barry • Howards End -- Richard Robbins • A River Runs through It -- Mark Isham MUSIC (Original Song) • "Beautiful Maria of My Soul" from The Mambo Kings -- Music by Robert Kraft; Lyric by Arne Glimcher • "Friend Like Me" from Aladdin -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Howard Ashman • "I Have Nothing" from The Bodyguard -- Music by David Foster; Lyric by Linda Thompson • "Run to You" from The Bodyguard -- Music by Jud Friedman; Lyric by Allan Rich • "A Whole New World" from Aladdin -- Music by Alan Menken; Lyric by Tim Rice BEST PICTUREThe Crying Game -- Stephen Woolley, Producer • A Few Good Men -- David Brown, Rob Reiner and Andrew Scheinman, Producers • Howards End -- Ismail Merchant, Producer • Scent of a Woman -- Martin Brest, Producer • Unforgiven -- Clint Eastwood, Producer SHORT FILM (Animated)Adam -- Peter Lord • Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase -- Joan C. GratzReci, Reci, Reci... (Words, Words, Words) -- Michaela Pavlátová • The Sandman -- Paul Berry • Screen Play -- Barry J.C. Purves SHORT FILM (Live Action)Contact -- Jonathan Darby, Jana Sue Memel • Cruise Control -- Matt Palmieri • The Lady in Waiting -- Christian M. Taylor • Omnibus -- Sam KarmannSwan Song -- Kenneth Branagh, David Parfitt SOUNDAladdin -- Terry Porter, Mel Metcalfe, David J. Hudson, Doc Kane • A Few Good Men -- Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline, Bob Eber • The Last of the Mohicans -- Chris Jenkins, Doug Hemphill, Mark Smith, Simon KayeUnder Siege -- Don Mitchell, Frank A. Montaño, Rick Hart, Scott Smith • Unforgiven -- Les Fresholtz, Vern Poore, Dick Alexander, Rob Young SOUND EFFECTS EDITINGAladdin -- Mark Mangini • Bram Stoker's Dracula -- Tom C. McCarthy, David E. StoneUnder Siege -- John Leveque, Bruce Stambler VISUAL EFFECTSAlien 3 -- Richard Edlund, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff, Jr., George Gibbs • Batman Returns -- Michael Fink, Craig Barron, John Bruno, Dennis Skotak • Death Becomes Her -- Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Doug Smythe, Tom Woodruff, Jr. WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)Enchanted April -- Peter Barnes • Howards End -- Ruth Prawer JhabvalaThe Player -- Michael Tolkin • A River Runs through It -- Richard Friedenberg • Scent of a Woman -- Bo Goldman WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)The Crying Game -- Neil JordanHusbands and Wives -- Woody Allen • Lorenzo's Oil -- George Miller, Nick Enright • Passion Fish -- John Sayles • Unforgiven -- David Webb Peoples JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARDAudrey HepburnElizabeth Taylor HONORARY AWARD • To Federico Fellini in recognition of his place as one of the screen's master storytellers. GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDErich Kaestner SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Academy Award of Merit) • To CHADWELL O'CONNOR of the O'Connor Engineering Laboratories for the concept and engineering of the fluid-damped camera head for motion picture photography. [Stage Operations] SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Scientific and Engineering Award) • To LOREN CARPENTER, ROB COOK, ED CATMULL, TOM PORTER, PAT HANRAHAN, TONY APODACA and DARWYN PEACHEY for the development of "RenderMan" software which produces images used in motion pictures from 3D computer descriptions of shape and appearance. [Special Photographic] • To CLAUS WIEDEMANN and ROBERT ORBAN for the design and DOLBY LABORATORIES for the development of the Dolby Labs 'Container.' [Sound] • To KEN BATES for the design and development of the Bates Decelerator System for accurately and safely arresting the descent of stunt persons in high freefalls. [Stage Operations] • To AL MAYER for the camera design; IAIN NEIL and GEORGE KRAEMER for the optical design; HANS SPIRAWSKI and BILL ESLICK for the opto-mechanical design; and DON EARL for technical support in developing the Panavision System 65 Studio Sync Sound Reflex Camera for 65mm motion picture photography. [Camera] • To DOUGLAS TRUMBULL for the concept; GEOFFREY H. WILLIAMSON for the movement design; ROBERT D. AUGUSTE for the electronic design and EDMUND M. DI GIULIO for the camera system design of the CP-65 Showscan Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography. [Camera] • To ARNOLD & RICHTER, OTTO BLASCHEK and the ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF ARRI, AUSTRIA for the design and development of the Arriflex 765 Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography. [Camera] SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AWARD (Technical Achievement Award) • To IRA TIFFEN of the Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation for the production of the Ultra Contrast Filter Series for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters] • To ROBERT R. BURTON of Audio Rents, Incorporated, for the development of the Model S-27 4-Band Splitter/Combiner. [Sound] • To IAIN NEIL for the optical design and KAZ FUDANO for the mechanical design of the Panavision Slant Focus Lens for motion picture photography. [Lenses and Filters] • To TOM BRIGHAM for the original concept and pioneering work; and DOUGLAS SMYTHE and the COMPUTER GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC for the development and the first implementation in feature motion pictures of the "MORF" system for digital metamorphosis of high resolution images. [Special Photographic] AWARD OF COMMENDATION • To The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees in recognition of the indispensable contributions of its members, who represent the full spectrum of artists, technicians and craftspeople, to the art of motion pictures on the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Alliance's founding. MEDAL OF COMMENDATION • To Petro Vlahos in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.