The RetrOscars 1990: And the Winners Are…

Recently, SAW decided to take it upon ourselves to redo the 1990 Academy Awards by starting with a clean slate of nominees in selected categories. We put together a highly educated and well respect panel to scour over the movie contenders from 1989 to announce what we felt were the best five nominees for seven different categories. We then put those nominees out for you, the SAW community, to cast your ballot for who you thought was the best of the best. Well, those votes have been tallied and we are proud to announce the winners of our RetrOscars!


Worst Movie of 1989:

Shocker

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Going Overboard

The Karate Kid Part III

No Holds Barred

And the winner is…

Shocker

Original Worst Movie: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


 Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees:

My Left Foot written by Jim Sheridan and Shane Connaughton

Field of Dreams written by Phil Alden Robinson

Batman written by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren

The Little Mermaid written by John Musker and Ron Clements

Glory written by Kevin Jarr

And the winner is…

Field of Dreams written by Phil Alden Robinson

Original Winner Best Adapted Screenplay: Driving Miss Daisy written by Alfred Uhry


Best Original Screenplay Nominees:

When Harry Met Sally… written by Nora Ephron

Parenthood written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel

Dead Poets Society written by Tom Schulman

The Killer written by John Woo

Do the Right Thing written by Spike Lee

And the winner is…

When Harry Met Sally… written by Nora Ephron

Original winner for Best Original Screenplay: Dead Poets Society written by Tom Schulman


 Best Director Nominees:

Spike Lee for Do the Right Thing

Tim Burton for Batman

Rob Reiner for When Harry Met Sally

Peter Weir for Dead Poets Society

Oliver Stone for Born on the 4th of July

And the winner is…

Spike Lee for Do the Right Thing

Original winner: Oliver Stone for Born on the Fourth of July


Best Supporting Actress Nominees:

Brenda Fricker in My Left Foot

Dianne West in Parenthood

Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias

Laura San Giacomo in Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Amy Madigan in Field of Dreams

And the winner is…

Dianne West in Parenthood

Original winner: Brenda Fricker in My Left Foot as Bridget Fagan Brown


Best Supporting Actor Nominees:

Jack Nicholson in Batman

Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Denzel Washington in Glory

Danny Aiello in Do the Right Thing

James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams

And the winner is…

Denzel Washington in Glory

Original winner: Denzel Washington in Glory as Pvt. Silas Trip


Best Actress Nominees:

Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally…

Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy

Sally Field in Steel Magnolias

Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys

Helen Mirren in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

And the winner is…

Helen Mirren in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

Original winner: Jessica Tandy in Driving Miss Daisy as Daisy Werthan


Best Actor Nominees:

Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot

Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July

Kenneth Brannagh in Henry V

Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally

And the winner is…

Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot

Original winner: Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot as Christy Brown


Best Picture Nominees:

Field of Dreams

When Harry Met Sally

Do the Right Thing

Glory

Dead Poets Society

And the winner is…

Do the Right Thing

Original winner: Driving Miss Daisy


Thanks to all who participated and voted. What do you think of our redo? Were we able to get it right this time around compared to the Academy?

Author: Vincent Kane

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