The 1990 Academy Awards®
Host: Billy Crystal
Date: March 25, 1991  

Best Picture
Dances with Wolves--winner
The Godfather, Part III

Best Director
Francis Coppola, The Godfather, Part III
Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves--winner
Stephen Frears, The Grifters
Barbet Schroeder, Reversal of Fortune
Martin Scorcese, GoodFellas

Best Actor
Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves
Gérard Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac
Robert De Niro, Awakenings
Richard Harris, The Field
Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune--winner

Best Actress
Kathy Bates, Misery--winner
Anjelica Huston, The Grifters
Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman
Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge
Joanne Woodward, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Best Supporting Actor
Bruce Davidson, Longtime Companion
Andy Garcia, The Godfather, Part III
Graham Greene, Dances with Wolves
Al Pacino, Dick Tracy
Joe Pesci, GoodFellas--winner

Best Supporting Actress
Annette Bening, The Grifters
Lorraine Bracco, GoodFellas
Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost--winner
Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart
Mary McDonnell, Dances with Wolves

Best Foreign Language Film
Cyrano de Bergerac (France)
Ju Dou (China)
Porte Aperte (Italy)
Reise der Hoffnung (Switzerland)--winner
Das Schreckliche Mädchen (Germany)

Best Original Screenplay
Alice (Woody Allen)
Avalon (Barry Levinson)
Ghost (Bruce Joel Rubin)--winner
Green Card (Peter Weir)
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Awakenings (Steven Zaillian)
Dances with Wolves (Michael Blake)--winner
GoodFellas (Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese)
The Grifters (Donald E. Westlake)
Reversal of Fortune (Nicholas Kazan)

Best Original Score
Avalon (Randy Newman)
Dances with Wolves (John Barry)--winner
Ghost (Maurice Jarre)
Havana (Dave Grusin)
Home Alone (John Williams)

Best Cinematography
Avalon (Allen Daviau)
Dances with Wolves (Dean Semler)--winner
Dick Tracy (Vittorio Storaro)
The Godfather, Part III (Gordon Willis)
Henry & June (Philippe Rousselot)

Other Categories:

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Dick Tracy (Richard Sylbert, Rick Simpson)

Best Costume Design
Cyrano de Bergerac (Franca Squarciapino)

Best Makeup
Dick Tracy (John Caglione, Jr., Doug Drexler)

Best Film Editing
Dances with Wolves (Neil Travis)

Best Visual Effects

Total Recall (Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke)

Best Sound
Dances with Wolves (Russell Williams, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Gregory H. Watkins)

Best Sound Effects Editing
The Hunt for Red October (Cecelia Hall, George Watters)

Best Original Song
Dick Tracy, for the song "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)", music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Animated Short Film
Creature Comforts (Nick Park)

Best Live Action Short Film
The Lunch Date (Adam Davidson)

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Days of Waiting (Steven Okazaki)

Best Documentary, Feature
American Dream (Barbara Kopple, Arthur Cohn)

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