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Annual Academy Awards


Format: DVD-R (VHS-Transfer)

Date: March 25, 1991

Total Time: 2 h 8 m (minor cuts)

Venue: The Shrine Civic Auditorium

Host: Billy Crystal

John Williams
Best Score Nomination:
Home Alone
Best Song Nomination:
Somewhere In My Memory

Best Picture: Dances With Wolves

Awakenings -- Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, Producers
* Dances With Wolves -- Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner, Producers
Ghost -- Lisa Weinstein, Producer
The Godfather, Part III -- Francis Ford Coppola, Producer
Good Fellas -- Irwin Winkler, Producer

* Dances With Wolves -- Kevin Costner
The Godfather, Part III -- Francis Ford Coppola
Good Fellas -- Martin Scorsese
The Grifters -- Stephen Frears
Reversal of Fortune -- Barbet Schroeder

* Kathy 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"}

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"}

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"}

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"}

Cyrano 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 Simpson
The Godfather, Part III -- Art Direction: Dean Tavoularis; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
Hamlet -- Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

Avalon -- Allen Daviau
* Dances With Wolves -- Dean Semler
Dick Tracy -- Vittorio Storaro
The Godfather, Part III -- Gordon Willis
Henry & June -- Philippe Rousselot

Avalon -- Gloria Gresham
* Cyrano de Bergerac -- Franca Squarciapino
Dances With Wolves -- Elsa Zamparelli
Dick Tracy -- Milena Canonero
Hamlet -- Maurizio Millenotti

* American Dream -- Barbara Kopple and Arthur Cohn, Producers
Berkeley 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, Producer
Journey into Life: The World of the Unborn -- Derek Bromhall, Producer
Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember -- Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders, Producers

* Dances With Wolves -- Neil Travis
Ghost -- 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

Cyrano de Bergerac -- France
* Journey of Hope -- Switzerland
Ju Dou -- People's Republic of China
The Nasty Girl -- Germany
Open Doors -- Italy

Cyrano de Bergerac -- Michèle Burke, Jean-Pierre Eychenne
* Dick Tracy -- John Caglione, Jr., Doug Drexler
Edward Scissorhands -- Ve Neill, Stan Winston

MUSIC (Original Score)
Avalon -- Randy Newman
* Dances With Wolves -- John Barry
Ghost -- 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

SHORT FILM (Animated)
* Creature Comforts -- Nick Park
A 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 Davidson
Senzeni Na? (What Have We Done?) -- Bernard Joffa, Anthony E. Nicholas
12:01 PM -- Hillary Ripps, Jonathan Heap

* Dances With Wolves -- Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins, Russell Williams II
Days 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

Flatliners -- Charles L. Campbell, Richard Franklin
* The Hunt for Red October -- Cecelia Hall, George Watters II
Total Recall -- Stephen H. Flick

WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium)
Awakenings -- Steven Zaillian
* Dances With Wolves -- Michael Blake
Good 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 Rubin
Green Card -- Peter Weir
Metropolitan -- Whit Stillman

* 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.

* Stefan Kudelski

* 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]

* 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.

* Total Recall -- Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke

* David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck

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