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Jessica Tandy with her Oscar for her performance in Driving Miss Daisy


Glory (8 8) Movie CLIP - Breaching Fort Wagner (1989) HD

The Fort Wagner scene from Glory


Billy Crystal hosted the show for the first time at Dorothy Chandler. Portions of the show were hosted from different parts of the world via satellite. Mel Gibson and Glenn Close participated from London, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward participated from Sydney, Charlton Heston and Norma Aleandro rom Buenos Aires and Jack Lemmon hosted a segment from Moscow. Jessica Tandy became the oldest winner when she won for her performance in Driving Miss Daisy. Speaking of winners, all of the acting winners- Tandy, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, and Brenda Fricker- were all first timers. Howard Koch was given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Akira Kurosawa was given an Honorary Oscar for accomplishments that inspired, selighted, enriched, and entertained audiences and influenced filmmakers around the world.


Italy won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Cinema Paradiso

The Johnstown Flood won Best Documentary Short

Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt won Best Documentary Feature

Balance won Best Animated short

Work Experience won Best Live Action Short

The Abyss won Best Visual Effects

Henry V won Best Costume Design

Batman won Best Art Direction

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade won Best Sound Editing

Dead Poets Society won Best Original Screenplay

My Left Foot won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress

The Little Mermaid won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Under The Sea)

Born On The Fourth Of July won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Film Editing

Glory won 3 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound Mixing and Best Cinematography

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Driving Miss Daisy won 4 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Makeup