66th Academy Awards (1993): 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 9, 1994
Nominations Presenters: Christine Lahti, Arthur Hiller
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 21, 1994, 6:00pm
Location: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Televised On: ABC
Host: Whoopi Goldberg
Length: 3 hours, 18 minutes
Nielsen Ratings: 31.86 rating
Viewers: 46.26 million


President’s Welcoming Remarks: Arthur Hiller
Production Design: Tom Hanks
Visual Effects: Elijah Wood
Best Picture Introduction: The Fugitive: Jeff Bridges
Supporting Actor: Marisa Tomei
Makeup & Hairstyling: Joan Chen, Val Kilmer
Sound Editing: Liam Neeson
Honorary Award: Deborah Kerr: Glenn Close
Animated Short Film: Rosie O’Donnell
Live Action Short Film: Rosie O’Donnell
Best Picture Introduction: Schindler’s List: Richard Dreyfuss
Sound Mixing: Nicolas Cage, Shirle MacLaine
Supporting Actress: Gene Hackman
Scientific & Technical Awards; and Gordon E. Sawyer Award: Petro Vlahos: Laura Dern
Original Song Introduction: “Philadelphia”: Johnny Depp
Best Picture Introduction: The Remains of the Day: Alec Baldwin
Costume Design: Sharon Stone
Documentary Short Subject: Nicole Kidman, Christian Slater
Documentary Feature: Nicole Kidman, Christian Slater
Introduction: Original Score dance number: Goldie Hawn
Music: Original Score: Goldie Hawn
Introduction: “Film Cinematography” montage: Jack Valenti
Presenter Introduction: Kirk Douglas: Jack Valenti
Cinematography: Kirk Douglas
Best Picture Introduction: The Piano: Madeleine Stowe
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Paul Newman: Tom Cruise
Foreign Language Film: Anthony Hopkins
Film Editing: Geena Davis
Original Song Introduction: “Streets of Philadelphia”: Antonio Banderas
Original Song: Whitney Houston
Writing: Adapted Screenplay: Jeremy Irons
Writing: Original Screenplay: Jeremy Irons
In Memoriam: Glenn Close
Actor: Emma Thompson
Best Picture Introduction: In the Name of the Father: Donald Sutherland
Actress: Al Pacino
Directing: Clint Eastwood
Picture: Harrison Ford

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 – Al Pacino: Yes
Actress – Emma Thompson: Yes
Supporting Actor – Gene Hackman: Yes
Supporting Actress – Marisa Tomei: Yes
Directing – Clint Eastwood: Yes

Song Performances

A Wink and a Smile: Keith Carradine
Again: Jane Jackson
The Day I Fall in Love: James Ingram, Dolly Parton
Philadelphia: Neil Young
Streets of Philadelphia: Bruce Springsteen

Original Song Film Performers

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

A Wink and a Smile: No (Performed in the Film by: Harry Connick Jr.)
Again: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Janet Jackson)
The Day I Fall in Love: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Dolly Parton, James Ingram)
Philadelphia: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Neil Young)
Streets of Philadelphia: Yes (Performed in the Film by: Bruce Springsteen)

Other Performances

Original Score dance number: Les Ballets Africains, National Ballet of Canada, Central Ballet of China, Cuba National Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Garth Fagan Dance Inc., Paris Opera Ballet, Shanghai Ballet Troupe
Putting it Together: Bernadette Peters

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): Bruce Vilanch, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Grundfest, Drake Sather
Production Design: Roy Christopher


Nominations: 9
Wins: 1
Variety Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
Directing for a Variety Series: Nominee
Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee (Whoopi Goldberg, host)
Music Direction: Nominee
Lighting Direction for a Drama Series Variety Series Miniseries or Special: Nominee
Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming: Nominee
Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special: Nominee
Technical Direction Camerawork Video Control for a Miniseries Movie or a Special: Winner

Scientific & Technical Awards

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