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63th Academy Awards

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The 63rd Academy Awards were presented March 25, 1991 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Billy Crystal.

The prominent winner was Dances with Wolves which earned seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Kathy Bates and Jeremy Irons won Best Actress and Actor, Joe Pesci won Best Supporting Actor, and Whoopi Goldberg was named Best Supporting Actress, making history by becoming the first African-American actress since Hattie McDaniel in 1939 to win an Academy Award.

Seven members of Reba McEntire's band and her road manager were among 10 who died in a March 16, 1991 plane crash near San Diego, California. There was a minor controversy over her decision to perform on the Academy Awards a week after the crash. But she appeared on the show to dedicate the nominated song, I'm Checking Out from the film Postcards from the Edge, to her fallen band members. During the performance, McEntire was visibly emotional.

For this telecast host Billy Crystal won two Emmys, for writing and for his hosting performance.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Foreign Language Film Best Film Editing
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Sound Editing Best Sound Mixing
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Makeup Best Costume Design

Academy Honorary Awards

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

Academy Special Achievement Award

This marked the last time that there was no Visual Effects category, instead they gave a special achievement award.

In Memoriam

Presented by Michael Douglas, this segment honors the film personalities who died in 1990: Ian Charleson, Terry-Thomas, Gordon Jackson, Barbara Stanwyck, Madge Bellamy, Ava Gardner, Jim Henson, Gary Merrill, Capucine, Greta Garbo, Paulette Goddard, Charles Farrell, Susan Oliver, Sammy Davis Jr, Jill Ireland, Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Eddie Quillan, Irene Dunne, Hermes Pan, Delphine Seyrig, Joel McCrea, Mary Martin, Eve Arden, Robert Cummings, Joan Bennett and Martin Ritt.



Multiple nominations and awards

See also


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