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Oscars 1990: Winners and Nominees of the 62nd Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1990 on 03/26/1990.

The 62nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1989 and took place on March 26, 1990, 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. Actor Billy Crystal hosted the show for the first time. Three weeks earlier in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on March 3, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by hosts Richard Dysart and Diane Ladd. Driving Miss Daisy won four awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Glory with three awards, Born on the Fourth of July, The Little Mermaid, and My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown with two, and The Abyss, Balance, Batman, Cinema Paradiso, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, Dead Poets Society, Henry V, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Johnstown Flood, and Work Experience with one. The telecast garnered more than 40 million viewers in the United States. ()

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The Little Mermaid(1989)

3.7/5 (with 2,948 votes)

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

The Bear(1988)

PG
| 1h 34min | Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 152 votes)

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud - With Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, André Lacombe

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Action
3.9/5 (with 3,654 votes)

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the power of eternal life.

Batman(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 2,741 votes)

Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself "The Joker" seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld.

Back to the Future Part II(1989)

3.9/5 (with 4,787 votes)

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Dead Poets Society(1989)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 4,065 votes)

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

Lethal Weapon 2(1989)

R
| 1h 54min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,206 votes)

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

The Abyss(1989)

3.7/5 (with 973 votes)

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Field of Dreams(1989)

PG
| 1h 47min | Drama, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 490 votes)

Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.

Black Rain(1989)

R
| 2h 5min | Action, Thriller, Crime
3.3/5 (with 346 votes)

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game—the Japanese way.

Cinema Paradiso(1988)

PG
| 2h 4min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 1,435 votes)

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Glory(1989)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, History, War
3.8/5 (with 519 votes)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

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Driving Miss Daisy(1989)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 529 votes)

The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur, Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen(1988)

3.5/5 (with 280 votes)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Born on the Fourth of July(1989)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 572 votes)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

When Harry Met Sally...(1989)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,437 votes)

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer.

Parenthood(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 209 votes)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the 'black sheep' of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Steel Magnolias(1989)

PG
| 1h 59min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 211 votes)

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.

Harlem Nights(1989)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 107 votes)

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.

The Fabulous Baker Boys(1989)

R
| 1h 54min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 108 votes)

The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.

Crimes and Misdemeanors(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 299 votes)

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.

Do the Right Thing(1989)

R
| 2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 554 votes)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown(1989)

R
| 1h 43min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 291 votes)

In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

Chances Are(1989)

PG
| 1h 48min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 89 votes)

Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not until Alex is invited to Louie's home that he begins to remember his former life, wife and best friend. Of course, there's also the problem that he's attracted to Louie's/his own daughter.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape(1989)

R
| 1h 41min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 275 votes)

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

For All Mankind(1989)

1h 20min | History, Documentary
4.0/5 (with 45 votes)

A testament to NASA's Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s. Composed of actual NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals who braved the remarkable journey to the moon and back.

Directed by Al Reinert - With Alan Bean, Alan Shepard, Bill Anders, Buck Owens, Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, ...

Henry V(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 17min | War, Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 112 votes)

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Valmont(1989)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 82 votes)

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons.".

Music Box(1989)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

A Dry White Season(1989)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 33 votes)

During the 1976 Soweto uprising, a white school teacher's life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.

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