“Unforgiven,” Warner Bros. production, Warner Bros.; Clint Eastwood, producer.
Al Pacino, “Scent of a Woman.” Universal Pictures production, Universal.
Emma Thompson, “Howards End.” Merchant Ivory production, Sony Pictures Classics.
Gene Hackman, “Unforgiven.”
Marisa Tomei, “My Cousin Vinny,” 20th Century Fox production, 20th Century Fox; Dale Launer, Paul Schiff, producers.
Clint Eastwood, “Unforgiven.”
Neil Jordan, “The Crying Game.” Palace Pictures production, Miramax.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, “Howards End.”
“Indochine” (France). Paradis Films/La Generale d’Images/BAC Films/Orly Films/Cine Cinq Production, Sony Pictures Classics; Eric Heumann, producer.
Philippe Rousselot, “A River Runs Through It.” Columbia Pictures production, Columbia; Robert Redford, Patrick Markey, producers.
Joel Cox, “Unforgiven.”
Alan Menken, “Aladdin,” Walt Disney Pictures production, Buena Vista; John Musker, Ron Clements, producers.
“Whole New World,” from “Aladdin.” Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Tim Rice.
Luciana Arrighi, art direction; Ian Whittaker, set decoration; “Howards End.”
Eiko Ishioka, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Columbia Pictures production, Columbia; Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs, Charles Mulvehill, producers.
Greg Cannom, Michele Burke, Matthew W. Mungle, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
Chris Jenkins, Doug Hemphill, Mark Smith, Simon Kaye, “The Last of the Mohicans,” 20th Century Fox production, 20th Century Fox; Michael Mann, Hunt Lowry, producers.
Tom C. McCarthy, David E. Stone, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
“Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase,” Joan C. Gratz production; Joan C. Gratz, producer.
“Omnibus,” Lazennec tout court/Le C.R.R.A.V. production; Sam Karmann, producer.
“The Panama Deception,” Empowerment Project production; Barbara Trent, David Kasper, producers.
“Educating Peter,” State of the Art Inc. production; Thomas C. Goodwin, Gerardine Wurzburg, producers.
Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Doug Smythe, Tom Woodruff, “Death Becomes Her,” Universal Pictures production, Universal; Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey, producers.
JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Audrey Hepburn, for her UNICEF work.
Elizabeth Taylor, for her support of AIDS research.
HONORARY ACADEMY AWARD
Federico Fellini, “in recognition of his cinematic accomplishments that have thrilled and entertained worldwide audiences.”
ACADEMY AWARD OF MERIT
Chadwell O’Connor of O’Connor Engineering Laboratories for “the concept and engineering of the fluid-damped camera-head for motion picture photography.”
GORDON E. SAWYER AWARD
Erich Kaestner, “whose technical contributions have brought credit to the motion picture industry.”
TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ira Tiffen of the Tiffen Manufacturing Corp. for the production of the Ultra Contrast Filter Series for motion picture photography, which provides a graded range of contrast reduction filters with excellent consistency over the entire frame area.
Robert R. Burton of Audio Rents Inc., for the development of the Model S-27 4 -Band Splitter/Combiner, a method of processing sound track by allowing the sound mixer to work on separate bands of the audio spectrum;
Iain Neil, for the optical design and Kaz Fudana, for the mechanical design of the Panavision Slant Focus Lens, which allows for the focus plane to be tipped and rotated so that near and far objects can be simultaneously brought into focus.
Tom Brigham, for the original concept and pioneering work; and Douglas Smythe and the Computer Graphics Department of Industrial Light & Magic for development and first implementation in feature motion pictures of the MORF system for digital metamorphosis of high resolution images. The MORF system made practical, the creation of metamorphosis and transformation effects for films.
SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING AWARD
Loren Carpenter, Rob Cook, Ed Catmull, Tom Porter, Pat Hanrahan, Tony Apodaca and Darwyn Peachy for the development of the “RenderMan” software, which provides the means to digitally create scenes or elements that may be composited with other footage.
Claus Wiedemann and Robert Orban for the design and Dolby Laboratories for the development of the Dolby Labs “Container,” a stereo five band audio processor that limits signals in the selected band or bands, then removes resulting harmonics, allowing creative use of an analog soundtrack with increased dynamic range.
Ken Bates for the design and development of the Bates Decelerator System, which provides a means for significantly increasing the safety of very high stunt falls.
Al Mayer for the camera design; Iain Neil and George Kraemer for the optical design; Hans Spirawski and Bill Eslick for the opto-mechanical design and Don Earl for technical support in developing the Panavision System 65 Studio Sync Sound Reflex Camera for 65mm motion picture photography.
Douglas Trumbull for the concept; Geoffrey H. Williamson for the movement design; Robert D. Auguste for the electronic design and Edmund M. DiGiulio for the camera system of the CP-65 Showscan Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography — the first modern 65mm camera to be developed in 25 years.
Arriflex Corp., Otto Blaschek and the Engineering Department of the ARRI, Austria for the design and development of the Arriflex 765 Camera System for 65 mm motion picture photography.
MEDAL OF COMMENDATION
Petro Vlahos “in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.”