Academy Awards Revisited: Who Should Have Won (1991-1993)

Academy Awards Revisited

On the verge of yet another awards season, I decided to revisit past Academy Awards and see if I agree with the list of winners. I will mostly concentrate on the following categorys:

MUSIC

CINEMATOGRAPHY

ACTING (LEAD AND SUPPORTING)

WRITING (ORIGINALS AND ADAPTATIONS)

DIRECTOR and

BEST FILM

And if there’s other notes about that years other categorys, I’ll do a quick run-by at the end. I shall begin the list from 1979, the year I was born and try to reach all the way to the year 2014. That seems appropriate. Shall we begin?

Previous Entries:

1979, 1980, 1981

1982, 1983,1984

1985, 1986, 1987

1988, 1989, 1990

1991

Music:

WON: Alan Menken, THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

SHOULD: Michael Kamen, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

Cinematography:

WON: Robert Richardson, JFK

SHOULD: Douglas Milsome, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

Best Supporting Actress:

WON: Mercedes Ruehl, THE FISHER KING

SHOULD: Maureen O’Hara, ONLY THE LONELY

Best Supporting Actor:

WON: Jack Palance, CITY SLICKERS

SHOULD: Matti Pellonpää, NIGHT ON EARTH

Best Actor:

WON: Anthony Hopkins, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

SHOULD: Any other year Val Kilmer would’ve won for THE DOORS, but Mr. Hopkins earned his trophy for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Best Actress:

WON: Jodie Foster, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

SHOULD: Yes, Jodie won fair and square.

Original Screenplay:

WON: Callie Khouri, THELMA & LOUISE

SHOULD: John Singleton, BOYZ ‘N THE HOOD

Adapted Screenplay:

WON: Ted Tally, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

SHOULD: Oliver Stone & Zachary Sklar, JFK

Directing:

WON: Jonathan Demme, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

SHOULD: Jonathan Demme.

Best Film:

WON: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

SHOULD: THE DOORS

1992

Music:

WON: Alan Menken, ALADDIN

SHOULD: Wojciech Kilar, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Cinematography:

WON: Philippe Rousselot, A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

SHOULD: Jan DeBont, BASIC INSTINCT

Best Supporting Actress:

WON: Marisa Tomei, MY COUSIN VINNY

SHOULD: Carol Burnett, NOISES OFF

Best Supporting Actor:

WON: Gene Hackman, UNFORGIVEN

SHOULD: Alec Baldwin, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Best Actor:

WON: Al Pacino, SCENT OF A WOMAN

SHOULD: Gary Oldman, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Best Actress:

WON: Emma Thompson, HOWARD’S END

SHOULD: Sharon Stone, BASIC INSTINCT

Original Screenplay:

WON: Neil Jordan, THE CRYING GAME

SHOULD: Quentin Tarantino, RESERVOIR DOGS (not nominated…just saying…)

Adapted Screenplay:

WON: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, HOWARD’S END

SHOULD: David Mamet, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Directing:

WON: Clint Eastwood, UNFORGIVEN

SHOULD: Francis Ford Coppola: BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Best Film:

WON: UNFORGIVEN

SHOULD: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Other Notes: Bram Stoker’s Dracula should’ve won for BEST VISUAL EFFECTS, it is amazing what they did. Check out the visual effect documentary on the DVD.

 

1993

Music:

WON: John Williams, SCHINDLER’S LIST

SHOULD: Johnny W won as he should.

Cinematography:

WON: Janusz Kaminski, SCHINDLER’S LIST

SHOULD: Stephen H. Burum, CARLITO’S WAY

Best Supporting Actress:

WON: Anna Paquin, THE PIANO

SHOULD: Rosie Perez, WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP

Best Supporting Actor:

WON: Tommy Lee Jones, THE FUGITIVE

SHOULD: Val Kilmer, TOMBSTONE

Best Actor:

WON: Tom Hanks, PHILADELPHIA

SHOULD: Michael Douglas, FALLING DOWN

Best Actress:

WON: Holly Hunter, THE PIANO

SHOULD: Angela Bassett, WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

Original Screenplay:

WON: Jane Campion, THE PIANO

SHOULD: Danny Rubin & Harold Ramis, GROUNDHOG DAY

Adapted Screenplay:

WON: Steven Zaillian, SCHINDLER’S LIST

SHOULD: Yep.

Directing:

WON: Steven Spielberg, SCHINDLER’S LIST

SHOULD: Steven Spielberg, JURASSIC PARK & SCHINDLER’S LIST (Double Whammy Award)

Best Film:

WON: SCHINDLER’S LIST

SHOULD: SCHINDLER’S LIST

Other notes: They should’ve invented the Best Animated Feature category simply because they could awarded Batman: The Mask Of Phantasm.

Next: 1994-1996

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