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Oscars 1991: Winners and Nominees of the 63rd Academy Awards

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These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1991 on 03/25/1991.

The 63rd Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 25, 1991, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles beginning at 6:00 p.m. PST / 9:00 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, Academy Awards (commonly referred to as the Oscars) were presented in 23 categories. The ceremony, which was televised in the United States on ABC, was produced by Gil Cates and directed by Jeff Margolis. Actor Billy Crystal hosted for the second consecutive year. Three weeks earlier in a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on March 2, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Geena Davis. Dances with Wolves won seven awards, including Best Picture. Other winners included Dick Tracy with three awards, Ghost with two awards, and American Dream, Creature Comforts, Cyrano de Bergerac, Days of Waiting, Goodfellas, The Hunt for Red October, Journey of Hope, The Lunch Date, Misery, Reversal of Fortune, and Total Recall with one. The telecast garnered nearly 43 million viewers in the United States. ()

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Edward Scissorhands(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 5,121 votes)

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Pretty Woman(1990)

R
| 1h 59min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 2,917 votes)

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,664 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

The Godfather: Part III(1990)

R
| 2h 50min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 2,259 votes)

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.

Ghost(1990)

3.6/5 (with 2,147 votes)

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

Dances with Wolves(1990)

PG-13
| 3h 1min | Adventure, Drama, Western
4.0/5 (with 1,544 votes)

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Total Recall(1990)

3.7/5 (with 2,146 votes)

Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

The Hunt for Red October(1990)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,195 votes)

Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt For Red October seethes with high-tech excitement and sweats with the tension of men who hold Doomsday in their hands. A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!

Young Guns II(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Western, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 183 votes)

Three of the original five "young guns" — Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) — return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett.

Misery(1990)

R
| 1h 47min | Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 1,671 votes)

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Days of Thunder(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Adventure, Action, Romance / Love, Drama
3.2/5 (with 494 votes)

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.

Awakenings(1990)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 851 votes)

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.

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A Grand Day Out(1990)

3.8/5 (with 287 votes)

Wallace and Gromit have run out of cheese and this provides an excellent excuse for the animated duo to take their holiday on the moon, where, as everyone knows, there is ample cheese. The moon is inhabited by a mechanical caretaker, who is not too happy about the two visitors from earth that nibble on the moon.

Directed by Nick Park

Wild at Heart(1990)

R
| 2h 4min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 538 votes)

After serving prison time for a self-defense killing, Sailor Ripley reunites with girlfriend Lula Fortune. Lula's mother, Marietta, desperate to keep them apart, hires a hitman to kill Sailor. But he finds a whole new set of troubles when he and Bobby Peru, an old buddy who's also out to get Sailor, try to rob a store. When Sailor lands in jail yet again, the young lovers appear further than ever from the shared life they covet.

Flatliners(1990)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama, Science Fiction, Horror
3.3/5 (with 544 votes)

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.

Dick Tracy(1990)

PG
| 1h 45min | Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
3.1/5 (with 339 votes)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Havana(1990)

R
| 2h 24min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 50 votes)

An American professional gambler named Jack Weil decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran, the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo. Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away by the secret police, and Roberta is captured and tortured. Jack frees her, but she continues to support the revolution.

Hamlet(1990)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 151 votes)

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

The Grifters(1990)

R
| 1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 131 votes)

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.

Henry & June(1990)

NC-17
| 2h 16min | Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 63 votes)

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.

Cyrano de Bergerac(1990)

PG-13
| 2h 17min | Drama, Comedy, History, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 256 votes)

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Ju Dou(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 35min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed in glowing technicolour, this tale of romantic and familial love in the face of unbreakable tradition is more universal than its setting.

Directed by Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang - With Gong Li

Reversal of Fortune(1990)

R
| 1h 51min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 96 votes)

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.

Alice(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 104 votes)

Alice Tate, mother of two, with a marriage of 16 years, finds herself falling for the handsome sax player, Joe. Stricken with a backache, she consults Dr. Yang, an oriental herbalist who realizes that her problems are not related to her back, but in her mind and heart. Dr. Yang's magical herbs give Alice wondrous powers, taking her out of well-established rut.

Postcards From the Edge(1990)

R
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 88 votes)

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress, Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who still treats her like a child. Despite these and other problems, Suzanne begins to see the funny side of her situation, and also realises that not only do daughters have mothers—mothers do too.

Metropolitan(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 50 votes)

A radical student is adopted by a group of young New Yorkers, serves as a catalyst to alter his and their lives. Gathering in a Manhattan apartment, the group of friends meet to discuss social mobility, Fourier's socialism and play bridge in their cocoon of upper-class society - until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their way of life.

Green Card(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 160 votes)

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other's nerves.

Longtime Companion(1989)

R
| 1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

During the summer of 1981, a group of friends in New York are completely unprepared for the onslaught of AIDS. What starts as a rumor about a mysterious "gay cancer" soon turns into a major crisis as, one by one, some of the friends begin to fall ill, leaving the others to panic about who will be next. As death takes its toll, the lives of these friends are forever redefined by an unconditional display of love, hope and courage.

Creature Comforts(1989)

3.6/5 (with 39 votes)

A humorous and thought-provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Directed by Nick Park

The Field(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 26 votes)

"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid against him, a wealthy American decides he requires the field to build a highway. "Bull" and his son decide they must try to convince the American to let go of his ambition and return home, but the consequences of their plot prove sinister.

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