The RetrOscars 1995: And the Winners Are…

Recently, SAW decided to take it upon ourselves to redo the 1995 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 1994 to announce what we felt were the best five nominees for ten 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 the 1995 RetrOscars!


Worst Movie of 1994:

The Flintstones
It’s Pat
Exit to Eden
Car 54 Where Are You?
Color of Night

And the loser is…

It’s Pat

Original Worst movie of 1994: Color of Night


Best Score/Soundtrack

Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon by Urge Overkill in Pulp Fiction
Regulate by Warren G and Nate Dogg in Above the Rim
Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots in The Crow
The Shawshank Redemption– Score by Thomas Newman
Shitlist by L7 in Natural Born Killers
The Lion King– Score by Hans Zimmer
Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John in The Lion King
Forrest Gump – Score by Alan Silvestri
Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb in Reality Bites
In The Mouth of Madness– Score by John Carpenter

And the winner is…

Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb in Reality Bites


 Best Screenplay (Adapted and Original) Nominees:

Leon: The Professional
The Lion King
Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption
Natural Born Killers
Pulp Fiction
The Crow
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Clerks

And the winner is…

Pulp Fiction – Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino; Stories by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

Original Winner Best Screenplay: Forrest Gump – Eric Roth based on the novel by Winston Groom (Adapted), Pulp Fiction – Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino; Stories by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary (Original)


Best Animated Feature:

The Lion King
Faust
Pom Poko

And the winner is…

Lion King

Original Winner Best Animated Feature: Lion King


Best Director Nominees:

Robert Zemeckis for Forrest Gump
Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction
Luc Besson for Leon: The Professional
Frank Darabont for The Shawshank Redemption
Gillian Armstrong for Little Women

And the winner is…

Quentin Tarantino for Pulp Fiction

Original Winner Best Director: Robert Zemeckis for Forrest Gump


Best Supporting Actress Nominees:

Natalie Portman in Leon: The Professional
Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction
Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway
Kirsten Dunst in Interview with a Vampire
Juliette Lewis in Natural Born Killers

And the winner is…

Natalie Portman in Leon: TheProfessional

Original Winner Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest as Helen Sinclair in Bullets Over Broadway


Best Supporting Actor Nominees:

Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
Martin Landau in Ed Wood
Gary Sinise in Forrest Gump
Gary Oldman in Leon: The Professional
Joe Pesci in With Honors

And the winner is…

Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction

Original Winner Best Supporting Actor: Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood


Best Actress Nominees:

Toni Colette in Muriel’s Wedding
Irene Jacob in Three Colours: Red
Jessica Lange in Blue Sky
Jodi Foster in Nell
Winona Ryder in Little Women

And the winner is…

Toni Colette in Muriel’s Wedding

Original Winner Best Actress: Jessica Lange as Carly Marshall in Blue Sky


Best Actor Nominees:

Woody Harrelson in Natural Born Killers
Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump
Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption
John Travolta in Pulp Fiction
Jim Carrey in The Mask

And the winner is…

Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption

Original Winner Best Actor: Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump


Best Picture Nominees:

Pulp Fiction
Leon: The Professional
Forrest Gump
Little Women
The Shawshank Redemption
Natural Born Killers
Dumb and Dumber
Ed Wood
Legends of the Fall
Four Weddings and a Funeral

And the winner is…

Pulp Fiction

Original Winner Best Picture: Forrest Gump


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

I hate things.