62nd Academy Awards

The 62nd Academy Awards were presented March 26, 1990 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

The show was not only hosted in Hollywood, California, but it was also co-hosted in five cities around the globe.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
London, United Kingdom
Moscow, Soviet Union
Sydney, Australia
Tokyo, Japan

This was the first telecast hosted by Billy Crystal and debuted his famous nominee songs. He would go on to host the show seven more times over the next fifteen years. Since then, Crystal has opened every ceremony he has hosted with a song about the nominees for best picture concluding with the age of Oscar (the 62nd ceremony means that the Oscar is 62 years old). Driving Miss Daisy won four awards including Best Picture.

The 1989 Academy Award Winners

Picture: Driving Miss Daisy
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)
Actress: Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy)
Supporting Actor: Denzel Washington (Glory)
Supporting Actress: Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot)
Director: Oliver Stone (Born on the Fourth of July)
Adapted Screenplay: Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society)
Original Screenplay: Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy)
Song: "Under the Sea" (The Little Mermaid)
Original Score: The Little Mermaid
Cinematography: Glory
Costume Design: Henry V
Art / Set Decoration: Batman
Film Editing: Born on the Fourth of July
Foreign Language Film: Cinema Paradiso (Italy)
Sound: Glory
Sound Effects: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Makeup: Driving Miss Daisy
Visual Effects: The Abyss
Short Films: Balance (Animated) / Work Experience (Live Action)
Documentaries: The Johnstown Flood (Short) / Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt (Feature)