Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »
The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.
This was the year of "Dances With Wolves", but what stands out for me is seeing one of the greatest actresses ever, Myrna Loy, finally receive an honorary Academy Award. Long overlooked by the academy, she finally got the award this year, but was sick and could not accept in person. They had to have it from her Manhattan apartment. Too bad they did not give this award to her when her health was better. Also, this was the year Kathy Bates pulled an upset over Joanne Woodward and Angelica Huston to win the best actress award for "Misery".
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