64th Academy Awards (1991): The Ceremony

Nominations Announcement | Ceremony Details | Presenters | Song Performances | Other Performances | Production Staff | Ceremony Emmys | Sci-Tech Awards

Nominations Announcement

Nominations Announcement Date: Wednesday, February 19, 1992
Nominations Presenters: Kathleen Turner, Karl Malden
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Supporting Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actor
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Actress
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Director
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Original Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Adapted Screenplay
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Foreign Language Film
Nominations Morning Category Presentation: Picture

Ceremony Details

Awards Ceremony Date/Time: Monday, March 30, 1992, 6:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Billy Crystal
Length: 3 hours, 33 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 29.84 rating
Viewers: 44.44 million


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Karl Malden
Supporting Actor: Whoopi Goldberg
Best Picture Introduction: Bugsy: Kathleen Turner
Makeup & Hairstyling: Rebecca De Mornay, Christopher Lloyd
Original Song Introduction: “Belle,” “Be Our Guest,” and “Beauty and the Beast”: Angela Lansbury
Supporting Actress: Joe Pesci
Production Design: Annette Bening
Irving G. Thalberg Award: George Lucas: Steven Spielberg
Original Song Introduction: “Everything I Do (I Do It for You)”: Nicole Kidman
Sound Editing: Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone
Best Picture Introduction: JFK: Denzel Washington
Film Editing: Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon
Live Action Short Film: Dana Carvey, Mike Myers
Animated Short Film: Belle, The Beast & Chip
Costume Design: Demi Moore
Foreign Language Film: Sylvester Stallone
Sound Mixing: Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos
Original Song Introduction: “When You’re Alone”: John Candy
Scientific & Technical Awards: Tom Hanks
Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Ray Harryhausen: Ray Bradbury
Documentary Short Subject: Spike Lee, John Singleton
Documentary Feature: Spike Lee, John Singleton
Best Picture Introduction: Beauty and the Beast: Sally Field
Cinematography: Richard Gere
Visual Effects: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd
Introduction: Original Score dance number: Patrick Swayze
Music: Original Score: Patrick Swayze
Presenter Introduction: Audrey Hepburn: Jack Valenti
Honorary Award: Satyajit Ray: Audrey Hepburn
Best Picture Introduction: The Silence of the Lambs: John Lithgow
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Robert Duvall, Anjelica Huston
Writing: Original Screenplay: Robert Duvall, Anjelica Huston
Actor: Kathy Bates
Original Song: Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli
Actress: Michael Douglas
Best Picture Introduction: The Prince of Tides: Jessica Tandy
Directing: Kevin Costner
Picture: Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor

Previous Acting & Directing Winners

The tradition of prior acting winners returning the subsequent year to present the opposite-gender category is a long one. Each year, we look to see whether the prior winners returned. There was an intermittent tradition where the prior directing winner returned as well, but this was a rare occurrence.

Actor – Jeremy Irons: No
Actress – Kathy Bates: Yes
Supporting Actor – Joe Pesci: Yes
Supporting Actress – Whoopi Goldberg: Yes
Directing – Kevin Costner: Yes

Song Performances

Be Our Guest: Paige O’Hara, Jerry Orbach, Richard White
Beauty and the Beast: Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion, Angela Lansbury
Belle: Paige O’Hara, Jerry Orbach, Richard White
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You: Bryan Adams
When You’re Alone: Amber Scott

Original Song Film Performers

Was the song performed at the Oscars by the same individuals who performed it in the film?

Be Our Guest: Partial (Jerry Orbach only) (Performed in the Film by: Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury)
Beauty and the Beast: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson)
Belle: Partial (Paige O’Hara & Richard White only) (Performed in the Film by: Paige O’Hara, Richard White, Alec Murphy, Mary Kay Bergman, Kath Soucie)
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Bryan Adams)
When You’re Alone: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Amber Scott)

Other Performances

Opening Number: Best Picture Spoofs – Theme from the Patty Duke Show = Beauty and the Beast; The Shadow of Your Smile = The Silence of the Lambs; Toot Toot Tootsie Goo’ Bye = Bugsy; Three Coins in the Fountain = JFK; Don’t Rain on My Parade = The Prince of Tides: Billy Crystal

Ceremony Production Staff

Announcer: Les Marshak
Conductor / Musical Arranger: Bill Conti
Director: Jeff Margolis
Producer: Gilbert ‘Gil’ Cates
Writer: Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan
Writer (Special Material): Billy Crystal, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch, Robert Wuhl
Production Design: C. David Pina


Nominations: 9
Wins: 3
Directing for a Variety Series: Nominee
Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee (Billy Crystal, host)
Writing for a Variety Series: Winner
Music Direction: Winner
Lighting Direction for a Drama Series Variety Series Miniseries or Special: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
Costumes for a Variety Program or a Special: Winner
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Nominee
Choreography: Nominee

Scientific & Technical Awards

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