1995 Oscars 67th Academy Awards

1995 Oscars 67th Academy Awards

  • Winners Announced: March 27, 1995
  • Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
  • Host: David Letterman
  • Eligibility Year: 1994


  • Forrest Gump Dominance: The film took home six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Tom Hanks.
  • First-time Oscar for Martin Landau: Won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ed Wood.
  • Disney’s Golden Year: The Lion King snagged two Oscars for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.
  • Tarantino’s Debut: Quentin Tarantino received his first Oscar nomination and win for Best Original Screenplay for Pulp Fiction.
  • “Uma, Oprah”: Host David Letterman’s joke trying to introduce Uma Thurman to Oprah Winfrey became an awkward moment that’s still talked about.
  • Blue Sky Surprise: Jessica Lange won Best Actress for Blue Sky, a film completed in 1991 but delayed due to the bankruptcy of its studio.
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral Breakout: The British film was nominated for Best Picture and helped boost Hugh Grant’s career.
  • SFX Achievement: Speed won for both Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, proving action flicks could win in technical categories.

1995 Oscar Nominees and Winners

Best Picture:
Forrest Gump – Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch and Steve Starkey, producers (WINNER)
Four Weddings and a Funeral – Duncan Kenworthy, producer
Pulp Fiction – Lawrence Bender, producer
Quiz Show – Robert Redford, Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, and Michael Nozik, producers
The Shawshank Redemption – Niki Marvin, producer
Best Director:
Robert Zemeckis – Forrest Gump (WINNER)
Woody Allen – Bullets over Broadway
Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction
Robert Redford – Quiz Show
Krzysztof Kieslowski – Red
Best Actor:
Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump as Forrest Gump (WINNER)
Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption as Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding
Nigel Hawthorne – The Madness of King George as King George III of the United Kingdom
Paul Newman – Nobody’s Fool as Donald “Sully” Sullivan
John Travolta – Pulp Fiction as Vincent Vega
Best Actress:
Jessica Lange – Blue Sky as Carly Marshall (WINNER)
Jodie Foster – Nell as Nell Kellty
Miranda Richardson – Tom & Viv as Vivienne Haigh-Wood
Winona Ryder – Little Women as Josephine “Jo” March
Susan Sarandon – The Client as Regina “Reggie” Love
Best Supporting Actor:
Martin Landau – Ed Wood as Bela Lugosi (WINNER)
Samuel L. Jackson – Pulp Fiction as Jules Winnfield
Chazz Palminteri – Bullets over Broadway as Cheech
Paul Scofield – Quiz Show as Mark Van Doren
Gary Sinise – Forrest Gump as Lt. Dan Taylor
Best Supporting Actress:
Dianne Wiest – Bullets over Broadway as Helen Sinclair (WINNER)
Rosemary Harris – Tom & Viv as Rose Robinson Haigh-Wood
Helen Mirren – The Madness of King George as Queen Charlotte
Uma Thurman – Pulp Fiction as Mia Wallace
Jennifer Tilly – Bullets over Broadway as Olive Neal
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen:
Pulp Fiction – Written by Quentin Tarantino; Story by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary (WINNER)
Bullets over Broadway – Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath
Four Weddings and a Funeral – Richard Curtis
Heavenly Creatures – Peter Jackson and Frances Walsh
Red – Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published:
Forrest Gump – Eric Roth based on the novel by Winston Groom (WINNER)
The Madness of King George – Alan Bennett based on his stage play The Madness of George III
Nobody’s Fool – Robert Benton based on the novel by Richard Russo
Quiz Show – Paul Attanasio based on the book Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin
The Shawshank Redemption – Frank Darabont based on the short novel “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” by Stephen King
Best Foreign Language Film:
Burnt by the Sun (Russia) in Russian – Nikita Mikhalkov, director (WINNER)
Before the Rain (Macedonia) in Macedonian, Albanian, and English – Milcho Manchevski, director
Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwan) in Mandarin Chinese – Ang Lee, director
Farinelli: Il Castrato (Belgium) in French and Italian – Gérard Corbiau, director
Strawberry and Chocolate (Cuba) in Spanish – Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, directors
Best Documentary Feature:
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision – Freida Lee Mock and Terry Sanders (WINNER)
Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter – Deborah Hoffmann
D-Day Remembered – Charles Guggenheim
Freedom on My Mind – Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford
A Great Day in Harlem – Jean Bach
Best Documentary Short Subject:
A Time for Justice – Charles Guggenheim (WINNER)
89mm from Europe – Marcel Lozinski
Blues Highway – Vince DiPersio and Bill Guttentag
School of the Americas Assassins – Robert Richter
Straight from the Heart – Dee Mosbacher and Frances Reid
Best Live Action Short Film:
Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life – Peter Capaldi and Ruth Kenley-Letts (WINNER)
Trevor – Peggy Rajski and Randy Stone (WINNER)
Kangaroo Court – Sean Astin and Christine Astin
On Hope – JoBeth Williams and Michele McGuire
Syrup – Paul Unwin and Nick Vivian
Best Animated Short Film:
Bob’s Birthday – Alison Snowden and David Fine (WINNER)
The Big Story – Tim Watts and David Stoten
The Janitor – Vanessa Schwartz
The Monk and the Fish – Michaël Dudok de Wit
Triangle – Erica Russell
Best Original Score:
The Lion King – Hans Zimmer (WINNER)
Forrest Gump – Alan Silvestri
Interview with the Vampire – Elliot Goldenthal
Little Women – Thomas Newman
The Shawshank Redemption – Thomas Newman
Best Original Song:
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King – Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice (WINNER)
“Circle of Life” from The Lion King – Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice
“Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King – Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice
“Look What Love Has Done” from Junior – Music and Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, James Newton Howard, James Ingram and Patty Smyth
“Make Up Your Mind” from The Paper – Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Best Sound Effects Editing:
Speed – Stephen Hunter Flick (WINNER)
Clear and Present Danger – Bruce Stambler and John Leveque
Forrest Gump – Gloria Borders and Randy Thom
Best Sound:
Speed – Gregg Landaker, Steve Maslow, Bob Beemer and David MacMillan (WINNER)
Clear and Present Danger – Donald O. Mitchell, Michael Herbick, Frank A. Montaño and Art Rochester
Forrest Gump – Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis S. Sands and William B. Kaplan
Legends of the Fall – Paul Massey, David E. Campbell, Chris David and Douglas Ganton
The Shawshank Redemption – Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick and Willie D. Burton
Best Art Direction:
The Madness of King George – Art Direction: Ken Adam; Set Decoration: Carolyn Scott (WINNER)
Bullets over Broadway – Art Direction: Santo Loquasto; Set Decoration: Susan Bode
Forrest Gump – Art Direction: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
Interview with the Vampire – Art Direction: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Legends of the Fall – Art Direction: Lilly Kilvert; Set Decoration: Dorree Cooper
Best Cinematography:
Legends of the Fall – John Toll (WINNER)
Forrest Gump – Don Burgess
The Shawshank Redemption – Roger Deakins
Red – Piotr Sobocinski
Wyatt Earp – Owen Roizman
Best Makeup:
Ed Wood – Ve Neill, Rick Baker and Yolanda Toussieng (WINNER)
Forrest Gump – Daniel C. Striepeke, Hallie D’Amore and Judith A. Cory
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Daniel Parker, Paul Engelen and Carol Hemming
Best Costume Design:
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Lizzy Gardiner and Tim Chappel (WINNER)
Bullets over Broadway – Jeffrey Kurland
Little Women – Colleen Atwood
Maverick – April Ferry
Queen Margot – Moidele Bickel
Best Film Editing:
Forrest Gump – Arthur Schmidt (WINNER)
Hoop Dreams – Frederick Marx, Steve James and Bill Haugse
Pulp Fiction – Sally Menke
The Shawshank Redemption – Richard Francis-Bruce
Speed – John Wright
Best Visual Effects:
Forrest Gump – Ken Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum and Allen Hall (WINNER)
The Mask – Scott Squires, Steve Spaz Williams, Tom Bertino and Jon Farhat
True Lies – John Bruno, Thomas L. Fisher, Jacques Stroweis and Patrick McClung
Academy Honorary Award:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:
Quincy Jones
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award:
Clint Eastwood