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The 63rd Academy Awards (1991) Nominees and Winners

Held at the Shrine Civic Auditorium on Monday, March 25, 1991,
honoring movies released in 1990.

Best Director Kevin Costner in a scene from Best Picture winner "Dances With Wolves."

Best Director Kevin Costner in a scene from Best Picture winner "Dances With Wolves."

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Kevin Costner in "Dances With Wolves"
  • Robert De Niro in "Awakenings"
  • Gerard Depardieu in "Cyrano de Bergerac"
  • Richard Harris in "The Field"
  • Jeremy Irons in "Reversal of Fortune"

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Bruce Davison in "Longtime Companion"
  • Andy Garcia in "The Godfather, Part III"
  • Graham Greene in "Dances With Wolves"
  • Al Pacino in "Dick Tracy"
  • Joe Pesci in "Good Fellas"

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Kathy Bates in "Misery"
  • Anjelica Huston in "The Grifters"
  • Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"
  • Meryl Streep in "Postcards from the Edge"
  • Joanne Woodward in "Mr. & Mrs. Bridge"

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Annette Bening in "The Grifters"
  • Lorraine Bracco in "Good Fellas"
  • Whoopi Goldberg in "Ghost"
  • Diane Ladd in "Wild at Heart"
  • Mary McDonnell in "Dances With Wolves"

Art Direction

  • "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

Costume Design

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


  • "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

Documentary (Feature)

  • "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

Film Editing

  • "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

Foreign Language Film

  • "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

Best Picture

  • "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

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

Sound Effects Editing

  • "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

  • Star indicates a win.
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