Awards for 1990
Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker AWAKENINGS
* Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner DANCES WITH WOLVES
Lisa Weinstein GHOST
Francis Ford Coppola THE GODFATHER PART III
Irwin Winkler GOODFELLAS
Kevin Costner DANCES WITH WOLVES
Robert De Niro AWAKENINGS
Gérard Depardieu CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Richard Harris THE FIELD
* Jeremy Irons REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
* Kathy Bates MISERY
Anjelica Huston THE GRIFTERS
Julia Roberts PRETTY WOMAN
Joanne Woodward MR. & MRS. BRIDGE
Meryl Streep POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
Bruce Davison LONGTIME COMPANION
Andy Garcia THE GODFATHER PART III
Graham Greene DANCES WITH WOLVES
* Joe Pesci GOODFELLAS
Al Pacino DICK TRACY
Annette Bening THE GRIFTERS
Lorraine Bracco GOODFELLAS
Diane Ladd WILD AT HEART
Mary McDonnell DANCES WITH WOLVES
* Whoopi Goldberg GHOST
* Kevin Costner DANCES WITH WOLVES
Francis Ford Coppola THE GODFATHER PART III
Martin Scorsese GOODFELLAS
Stephen Frears THE GRIFTERS
Barbet Schroeder REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Writing - Screenplay (Written Directly For The Screen)
Woody Allen ALICE
Barry Levinson AVALON
* Bruce Joel Rubin GHOST
Peter Weir GREEN CARD
Whit Stillman METROPOLITAN
Writing - Screenplay (Based on Material from Another Medium)
Steven Zaillian AWAKENINGS
* Michael Blake DANCES WITH WOLVES
Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese GOODFELLAS
Donald E. Westlake THE GRIFTERS
Nicholas Kazan REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Allen Daviau AVALON
* Dean Semler DANCES WITH WOLVES
Vittorio Storaro DICK TRACY
Gordon Willis THE GODFATHER PART III
Philippe Rousselot HENRY & JUNE
Ezio Frigerio - Art Direction, Jacques Rouxel - Set Decorator CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Jeffrey Beecroft - Art Direction, Lisa Dean - Set Decorator DANCES WITH WOLVES
* Richard Sylbert - Art Direction, Rick Simpson - Set Decorator DICK TRACY
Dean Tavoularis - Art Direction, Gary Fettis - Set Decorator THE GODFATHER PART III
Dante Ferretti - Art Direction, Francesca Lo Schiavo - Set Decorator HAMLET
* Russell Williams, II, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins DANCES WITH WOLVES
Charles Wilborn, Donald O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell DAYS OF THUNDER
Thomas Causey, Chris Jenkins, David E. Campbell, D.M. Hemphill DICK TRACY
Richard Bryce Goodman, Richard Overton, Kevin F. Cleary, Don Bassman THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Nelson Stoll, Michael J. Kohut, Carlos de Larios, Aaron Rochin TOTAL RECALL
Jon Bon Jovi - Music & Lyrics YOUNG GUNS II, "Blaze of Glory"
Shel Silverstein - Music & Lyrics POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, "I'm Checkin' Out"
Carmine Coppola - Music, John Bettis - Lyrics THE GODFATHER PART III, "Promise Me You'll Remember"
John Williams - Music, Leslie Bricusse - Lyrics HOME ALONE, "Somewhere in My Memory"
* Stephen Sondheim - Music & Lyrics DICK TRACY, "Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"
Music - Original Score
Randy Newman AVALON
* John Barry DANCES WITH WOLVES
Maurice Jarre GHOST
David Grusin HAVANA
John Williams HOME ALONE
* Neil Travis DANCES WITH WOLVES
Walter Murch GHOST
Barry Malkin, Lisa Fruchtman, Walter Murch THE GODFATHER PART III
Thelma Schoonmaker GOODFELLAS
Dennis Virkler, John Wright THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Gloria Gresham AVALON
* Franca Squarciapino CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Elsa Zamparelli DANCES WITH WOLVES
Milena Canonero DICK TRACY
Maurizio Millenotti HAMLET
Michele Burke, Jean-Pierre Eychenne CYRANO DE BERGERAC
* John Caglione, Jr., Doug Drexler DICK TRACY
Ve Neill, Stan Winston EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
No award given. See Special Achievement Awards 1990.
Sound Effects Editing
Charles L. Campbell, Richard Franklin FLATLINERS
* Cecelia Hall, George Watters, II THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Stephen H. Flick TOTAL RECALL
Short Films - Animated Short
* Nick Park CREATURE COMFORTS
Nick Park A GRAND DAY OUT
Bruno Bozzetto GRASSHOPPERS
Short Films - Live Action
Raymond DeFelitta, Matthew Gross BRONX CHEERS
Peter Cattaneo, Barnaby Thompson DEAR ROSIE
* Adam Davidson THE LUNCH DATE
Bernard Joffa, Anthony E. Nicholas SENZENI NA?/WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
Hillary Ripps, Jonathan Heap 12:01 PM
Documentary Short Subject
Kit Thomas BURNING DOWN TOMORROW
Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon CHIMPS: SO LIKE US
* Steven Okazaki DAYS OF WAITING
Derek Bromhall JOURNEY INTO LIFE: THE WORLD OF THE UNBORN
Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders ROSE KENNEDY: A LIFE TO REMEMBER
* Barbara Kopple, Arthur Cohn AMERICAN DREAM
Mark Kitchell BERKELEY IN THE SIXTIES
Mark Mori, Susan Robinson BUILDING BOMBS
Judith Montell FOREVER ACTIVISTS: stories from the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
Robert Hillmann, Eugene Corr WALDO SALT: A SCREENWRITER'S JOURNEY
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)
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
No award given for 1990.
The Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Stefan Kudelski[P3] for the development of the first self-contained movie Sound recorder. Presented for technical contributions that have brought credit to the motion Picture industry.
Honorary and Other Awards
Sophia Loren in recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances. Winner presented a statuette.
Myrna Loy in recognition of one of the genuine treasures of world cinema who, in a career rich with memorable performances, has added permanent luster to our art form. Winner presented a statuette.
Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern, Alex Funke for Visual Effects in TOTAL RECALL
Academy Award of Merit (Statuette)
Eastman Kodak Company for the development of T-Grain technology and the introduction of EXR color negative films which utilize this technology.
Scientific and Engineering Award (Plaque)
Bruce Wilton & Carlos Icinkoff (Mechanical Concepts Inc.) for the development of the Mechanical Concepts Optical Printer Platform.
Arnold & Richter Engineering Department for the continued design improvements of the Arriflex BL Camera System, culminating in the 35BL-4S model.
Fuji Photo Film Company Ltd. for the development and introduction of the F-Series of color negative films covering the range of film speeds from EI 64 to EI 500.
Manfred G. Michelson (Technical Film Systems, Inc.) for the design and development of the first sprocket-driven film transport system for color print film processors which permits transport speeds in excess of 600 feet per minute.
John W. Lang, Walter Hrastnik & Charles J. Watson (Bell & Howell Company) for the development and manufacture of a modular continuous contact motion Picture film printer.
Technical Achievement Award (Certificate)
William L. Blowers & Thomas F. Denove (Belco Associates, Inc.) for the development and manufacture of the Belco/Denove Cinemeter. This digital/analog exposure meter was specifically and uniquely designed for the cinematographer.
To Iain Neil for the optical design, Takuo Miyagishima for the mechanical design and Panavision, Incorporated for the concept and development of the Primo Series of spherical prime lenses for 35mm Cinematography.
Christopher S. Gilman & Harvey Hubert, Jr. (Diligent Dwarves Effects Lab) for the development of the Actor Climate System, consisting of heat-transferring undergarments.
Jim Graves (J & G Enterprises) for the development of the Cool Suit System, consisting of heat-transferring undergarments.
Bengt O. Orhall, Kenneth Lund, Bjorn Selin & Kjell Hogberg (AB Film-Teknik) for the development and manufacture of the Mark IV film subtitling processor, which has increased the speed, simplified the operation and improved the quality of subtitling.
Richard Mula & Pete Romano (HydroImage, Inc.) for the development of the SeaPar 1200 watt HMI Underwater Lamp.
Dedo Weigert (Dedo Weigert Film GmbH) for the development of the Dedolight, a miniature low-voltage tungsten-halogen lighting fixture.
Dr. Fred Kolb, Jr. & Paul Preo for the concept and development of a 35mm projection test film.
To Peter Baldwin for design, and Dr. Paul Kiankhooy and the Lightmaker Company for the development of the Lightmaker AC/DC HMI Ballast.
All-Union Cinema and Photo Research Institute (NIKFI) for continuously improving and providing 3-D presentations to Soviet motion Picture audiences for the last 25 years.
Medal of Commendation
Roderick T. Ryan, Don Trumbull & Geoffrey H. Williamson for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.