67th Academy Awards
The 67th Academy Awards, honoring the best films of 1994, were held on March 27, 1995 at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California.
They were hosted by well-known comedian and talk show host David Letterman.
The ceremony is perhaps best remembered for Letterman's performance as the host. Although some thought of him as different but good, most critics labelled his performance as terrible and vowed for him never to host the Oscars again. This negative criticism arose from Letterman's absurdist brand of comedy, and it would lead to Late Show with David Letterman losing in the ratings to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno by the summer of 1995. Letterman seems to have a sense of humor about it, however, because around Academy Award season he frequently references his lackluster appearance at the Academy awards on his show in a humorous tone.
Forrest Gump won Best Picture, as well as an additional five Oscars, including Tom Hanks' second consecutive Academy Award for Best Actor.
The 1994 Academy Award Winners
Picture: Forrest Gump
Actor: Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
Actress: Jessica Lange (Blue Sky)
Supporting Actor: Martin Landau (Ed Wood)
Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway)
Director: Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump)
Adapted Screenplay: Eric Roth (Forrest Gump)
Original Screenplay: Roger Avary and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Song: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (The Lion King)
Original Score: The Lion King
Cinematography: Legends of the Fall
Costume Design: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Art / Set Decoration: The Madness of King George
Film Editing: Forrest Gump
Foreign Language Film: Burnt by the Sun
Sound Effects: Speed
Makeup: Ed Wood
Visual Effects: Forrest Gump
Short Films: Bob's Birthday (Animated) / Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life and Trevor (Live Action)
Documentaries: A Time for Justice (Short) / Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (Feature)