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Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump


Forrest Gump rescues Bubba in Vietnam

The Vietnam rescue scene from Forrest Gump


David Letterman hosts the show at the Shrine Auditorium. Tom Hanks is now one of three actors to win 2 consecutive acting awards. Clint Eastwood was given the Irving G Thalberg Memorial Award, Quincy Jones was given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Michelangelo Antonioni was given an honorary Oscar for his visual styles. Another tie vote was constituted. This time it was in the Live Action short category. Two Scientific Technical Awards were given: one to Petro Vlahos and Paul Vlahos for the conception and development of the Ultimatte Electronic Blue Screen Compositing Process for motion pictures and one to Kodak for the development of the Eastman EXR Color Intermediate Film 5244.


Trevor and Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life tied for Best Live Action Short

Bob's Birthday won Best Animated Short

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision won Best Documentary Feature

A Time For Justice won best Documentary Short

Russia won Best Foreign Language Film for their entry Burnt By The Sun

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert won Best Costume Design

Legends Of The Fall won Best Cinematography

The Madness Of King George won Best Art Direction

Pulp Fiction won Best Original Screenplay

Bullets Over Broadway won Best Supporting Actress

Blue Sky won on its sole nomination for Best Actress

Ed Wood won both of its Academy Awards it was nominated for: Best Supporting Actor and Best Makeup

Speed won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing

The Lion King won its 2 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Can You Feel The Love Tonight?)

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Forrest Gump won 6 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Visual Effects