Posted by Marcia on April 23, 1998 at 15:52:30:
For those of you interested in such things, the only Oscar nomination our favorite film received was for Best Sound, which it won. Here's the rundown for the 1993 Academy Awards (for films released in 1992):
(Disclaimer: all editorial comments contained herein are the opinions of Mighty Mohican Mama, herself, and not necessarily those of our host and hostess at Mohican Press!)
Best Picture: Our beautiful Mohican epic lost out to the mean-spirited Clint Eastwood film, The Unforgiven.
Best Director: Steely-eyed Clint shoots down Michael Mann for this award, with nary a longue carabine in sight!
Best Actor: Al "Hooo-haaa!" Pacino, sniffed his way right past Daniel Day-Lewis to win this for Scent of a Woman. (I smell something fishy here!)
Best Actress: Madeleine Stowe can at least take comfort in knowing she was beaten out as best actress by one of Britain's finest, Emma Thompson...even though the British ARE a breed apart and make no sense! Emma ended up with the award for ending up in Howard's End. The end.
Best Supporting Actor: Poor Uncas, poor Magua, poor Duncan. They were never even considered as candidates for this award...maybe they lacked the right connections (as in French) for it went to Gene Hackman for his nasty role in The Unforgiven. I Unforgive him!
Best Supporting Actress: The "yute" of the country were glad to see Marisa Tomei win this award for her part in My Cousin Vinny. If only Jodhi could have practiced her Brooklyn accent, learned the mechanic's trade, and saved the day in a courtroom, instead of hurling herself from a clifftop, she might have lived past her "yute" and become a bonafide Oscar winner.
Best Adapted Screenplay: The award went to Ruth Prawer Jhabrala for her adaptation of Howard's End...but then Forster gave her better material to work from than ol' twig-snapping Cooper! (me, ducking and running for cover here, from all the Cooperphiles on this site!)
Best Cinematography: Robert Redford's A River Runs (and Runs and Runs and Runs) Through It beat out our beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery for this one. I guess the hills should have rolled on (and rolled on and rolled on) for another half hour or so to qualify.
And last but not least (the topic that started it all)Best Musical Score: Disney's Aladdin whisked the Oscar right out of Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman's hands! It pays to have a genii on your side! ;o)
There you have it! Straight from Mighty Mohican Mama Marcia's Mountain of Trivia Archives!
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