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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 1995 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 1995 -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


NIXON - Best Picture of 1995

BEST PICTURE
Apollo 13
The Bridges of Madison County
Heat
Leaving Las Vegas
Nixon

BEST ACTOR
Clint Eastwood in The Bridges of Madison County
Nicolas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas
Anthony Hopkins in Nixon
Sean Penn in Dead Man Walking
Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland's Opus

BEST ACTRESS
Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas
Meryl Streep in The Bridges of Madison County
Susan Sarandon in Dead Man Walking
Emma Thompson in Sense and Sensibility
Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ed Harris in Apollo 13
Paul Sorvino in Nixon
Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects
Joe Pesci in Casino
James Cromwell in Babe

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Joan Allen in Nixon
Juliette Lewis in Strange Days
Sharon Stone in Casino
Kate Winslet in Sense and Sensibility
Kathleen Quinlan in Apollo 13

BEST DIRECTOR
Ron Howard for Apollo 13
Clint Eastwood for The Bridges of Madison County
Michael Mann for Heat
Mel Gibson for Braveheart
Oliver Stone for Nixon

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The American President
Leaving Las Vegas
Heat
Nixon
Toy Story

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Apollo 13
Babe
The Bridges of Madison County
Casino
Sense and Sensibility

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Eliot Goldenthal for Heat
James Horner for Apollo 13
Marc Shaiman for The American President
James Horner for Braveheart
John Williams for Nixon

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas
"Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" from Don Juan Demarco
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" from Batman Forever
"If I Never Knew You" from Pocahontas
"You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Apollo 13
Braveheart
Leaving Las Vegas
Nixon
Strange Days

BEST FILM EDITING
Apollo 13
Crimson Tide
Leaving Las Vegas
Nixon
Strange Days

BEST ART DIRECTION
Apollo 13
Babe
Nixon
Restoration
Richard III

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Apollo 13
Braveheart
Nixon
Restoration
Sense and Sensibility

BEST MAKEUP
Batman Forever
Braveheart
Roommates

BEST SOUND
Apollo 13
Batman Forever
Crimson Tide
Braveheart
Waterworld

BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING
Braveheart
Batman Forever
Waterworld

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Apollo 13
Babe
Strange Days

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 1995 MOTION PICTURE
The haunting scene as the crew of the damaged spacecraft slingshot around the moon, seeing their dream so close but can't touch it in Apollo 13
The ending, as Francesca Johnson sits in the truck with her husband, about to open the door to leave with Robert Kinkaid as he is in the truck in front of them in The Bridges of Madison County
Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger kneeling in front of the fire to pray right after Nixon signs his resignation in Nixon
The ending, where Robert the Bruce asks the Scots to fight one more time for Wallace, and the sword flying through the air to announce the battle in Braveheart
Al Pacino and Robert De Niro finally together on screen, as cop and thief, having coffee at a diner talking about their lives in Heat

BEST MOVIE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Apollo 13
Braveheart
Dead Man Walking
Leaving Las Vegas
Nixon

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Apollo 13
Dead Man Walking
Leaving Las Vegas
Nixon
Heat

BEST MOVIE POSTER
Apollo 13
Nixon
Strange Days
Crimson Tide
Waterworld