The Academy Awards

Season 66 Episode 1

The 66th Annual Academy Awards

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Aired Unknown Mar 21, 1994 on ABC
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The 66th Annual Academy Awards
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The 66th Annual Academy Awards were held on March 21, 1994 from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles County Music Center. Actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg hosted the awards ceremony. Performers included James Ingram, Dolly Parton, Janet Jackson, and Neil Young. Among the presenters were Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Liam Neeson, Marisa Tomei, Elijah Wood, and Christian Slater. (Click here to see List of Nominees and Winners.)moreless

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    Robert Altman (I)

    Robert Altman (I)

    Himself - Nominee: Best Director

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    Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett

    Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role

    Guest Star

    Nicolas Cage

    Nicolas Cage

    Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing

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      • The program won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Miniseries or a Special.

      • Jane Campion was the first woman to be nominated for Best Director since Lina Wertmuller in 1975.

      • Even though it was already accepted that Steven Spielberg would win his first Oscar for directing Schindler's List, he refused to discuss his chances for fear of jinxing it.

      • Billy Crystal turned down an offer to host this year's Academy Awards because he felt that after hosting The Academy Awards, The American Comedy Awards, The TV Hall of Fame Awards and Comic Relief VI, he felt he was getting burned out on hosting duties.

      • Holly Hunter and Emma Thompson became the first actresses to compete against one another in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the same time.

      • Elijah Wood, who presented the Visual Effects award, was a replacement for Macaulay Culkin. Culkin's father Kit had made so many problems for the producers of the show over a joke that compared him to one of the Jurassic Park dinosaurs that they decided to pull his son from the show.

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