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Oscars 1994: Winners and Nominees of the 66th Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1994 on 03/21/1994.

The 66th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored films released in 1993 and took place on March 21, 1994, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and directed by Jeff Margolis. Actress Whoopi Goldberg hosted the show for the first time. Nearly a month earlier in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on February 26, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Laura Dern. Schindler's List won seven awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Jurassic Park and The Piano with three awards, Philadelphia with two, and The Age of Innocence, Belle Époque, Defending Our Lives, The Fugitive, I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School, Mrs. Doubtfire, Schwarzfahrer, and The Wrong Trousers with one. The telecast was watched by more than 46 million viewers in the United States. ()

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The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)

3.9/5 (with 3,328 votes)

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Directed by Henry Selick

Schindler's List(1993)

R
| 3h 15min | Drama, History, War
4.3/5 (with 5,624 votes)

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Addams Family Values(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 967 votes)

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.

Mrs. Doubtfire(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 2,258 votes)

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Jurassic Park(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 6,023 votes)

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

The Fugitive(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 11min | Drama, Action, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,452 votes)

Wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to death, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find the real killer and clear his name.

Philadelphia(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,501 votes)

Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

Cliffhanger(1993)

R
| 1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 786 votes)

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for boxes full of money.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,369 votes)

Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver, Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky.

Dave(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 234 votes)

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.

The Firm(1993)

R
| 2h 35min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 648 votes)

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...

In the Name of the Father(1993)

R
| 2h 13min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 574 votes)

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

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Sleepless in Seattle(1993)

PG
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 803 votes)

Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.

Beethoven's 2nd(1993)

PG
| 1h 29min | Kids & Family, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 347 votes)

Beethoven is back -- and this time, he has a whole brood with him now that he's met his canine match, Missy, and fathered a family. The only problem is that Missy's owner, Regina, wants to sell the puppies and tear the clan apart. It's up to Beethoven and the Newton kids to save the day and keep everyone together.

What's Love Got to Do with It(1993)

R
| 1h 58min | Music, Drama
3.6/5 (with 87 votes)

Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner -- born Anna Mae Bullock -- discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner, who rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. As a musical team, Ike and Tina take the charts by storm. But as his physical abuse worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own.

Searching for Bobby Fischer(1993)

PG
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 159 votes)

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

The Piano(1993)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 440 votes)

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

Farewell My Concubine(1993)

R
| 2h 51min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 147 votes)

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled "Farewell My Concubine" that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo's explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

Directed by Chen Kaige - With Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi, Gong Li, Ge You, Ying Da, David Wu, ...

Poetic Justice(1993)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 62 votes)

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.

Geronimo: An American Legend(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | History, Western
3.1/5 (with 67 votes)

The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and necessary actions by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, whi.

The Wrong Trousers(1993)

3.9/5 (with 321 votes)

Gromit finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue.

Directed by Nick Park

The Age of Innocence(1993)

PG
| 2h 18min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 336 votes)

Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Short Cuts(1993)

R
| 3h 7min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 175 votes)

Many loosely connected characters cross paths in this film, based on the stories of Raymond Carver. Waitress Doreen Piggot accidentally runs into a boy with her car. Soon after walking away, the child lapses into a coma. While at the hospital, the boy's grandfather tells his son, Howard, about his past affairs. Meanwhile, a baker starts harassing the family when they fail to pick up the boy's birthday cake.

Fearless(1993)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 95 votes)

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is wracked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.

The Remains of the Day(1993)

PG
| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 407 votes)

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

Shadowlands(1993)

PG
| 2h 11min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 83 votes)

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham.

In the Line of Fire(1993)

R
| 2h 8min | Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 497 votes)

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come back to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past.

Six Degrees of Separation(1993)

R
| 1h 52min | Mystery, Drama, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 89 votes)

The story of a young, gay, black, con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.

Orlando(1992)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Drama, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 89 votes)

England, 1600. Queen Elizabeth I promises Orlando, a young nobleman obsessed with poetry, that she will grant him land and fortune if he agrees to satisfy a very particular request.

Belle Époque(1992)

3.4/5 (with 50 votes)

In 1931, a young soldier deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters, Fernando likes all of them and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love.

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