Awards for 1992

Oscar

Best Picture

WINNER

The Silence of the Lambs: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman
The Silence of the Lambs became the third film in Academy history to win the "Big Five" Academy Awards for producing, directing, acting, and screenwriting following It Happened One Night and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

NOMINEES

Beauty and the Beast: Don Hahn
Beauty and the Beast became the very first full-length animated feature film in cinema history to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.



Best Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Leading Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Actress in a Supporting Role

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Director

WINNER

NOMINEES



Boyz n the Hood: John Singleton
John Singleton became the youngest director and the very first African-American in cinema history ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

WINNER

NOMINEES


Fried Green Tomatoes: Fannie Flagg, Carol Sobieski
Carol Sobieski's nomination was posthumous, for she died from liver disease the year before the film's release.


Best Cinematography

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Costume Design

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Sound

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Film Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Effects, Visual Effects

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Makeup

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Music, Original Song

WINNER

Beauty and the Beast: Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman (lyrics)
For the song "Beauty and the Beast".
Howard Ashman's nomination and award were posthumous. His partner Bill Lauch accepted the award on his behalf.

NOMINEES

Beauty and the Beast: Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman (lyrics)
For the song "Belle".
Howard Ashman's nomination was posthumous.

Beauty and the Beast: Alan Menken (music), Howard Ashman (lyrics)
For the song "Be Our Guest".
Howard Ashman's nomination was posthumous.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Michael Kamen (music), Bryan Adams (lyrics), Robert John Lange (lyrics)
For the song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You".

Hook: John Williams (music), Leslie Bricusse (lyrics)
For the song "When You're Alone".

Best Music, Original Score

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Short Film, Animated

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Short Film, Live Action

WINNER

NOMINEES


Best Documentary, Short Subjects

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Documentary, Features

WINNER

NOMINEES




Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

Mediterraneo
Italy.

NOMINEES

Oxen
Sweden.

The Elementary School
Czechoslovakia.


Honorary Award

WINNER

Satyajit Ray
For his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures and for his profound humanitarian outlook, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world. - Satyajit Ray was not present at the awards ceremony. His acceptance speech was pre-recorded in Calcutta.

Medal of Commendation

WINNERS

Richard J. Stumpf, Joseph Westheimer
For outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Pete Comandini (YCM Laboratories), Richard Dayton (YCM Laboratories), Donald Hagans (YCM Laboratories), Richard T. Ryan (YCM Laboratories)
For the creation and development of a motion picture film restoration process using liquid gate and registration correction on a contact printer.

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

WINNER

George Lucas
The crew of the orbiting space shuttle Atlantis (STS-45 participated in the presentation of the Thalberg Award to George Lucas. An Oscar statuette was aboard the shuttle to commemorate the event.

Academy Award of Merit

WINNER


Not awarded.

Scientific and Engineering Award

WINNERS

Iain Neil, Albert K. Saiki (Panavision, Inc.)
For the optical design (Neil), the mechanical design (Saiki) and the concept and development (Panavision) of the Primo Zoom Lens for 35m cinematography.

Georg Thoma, Heinz Feierlein (Engineering department of Sachtler AG)
For the design (Thoma) and the development (Feierlein/Sachtler) for a range of fluid tripod heads.

Harry J. Baker
For the design and development of the first full fluid-action tripod head with adjustable degrees of viscous drag.

Guido Cartoni
For his pioneer work in developing the technology to achieve selectable and repeatable viscous drag modules in fluid tripod heads.

Ray Feeney, Richard Keeney, Richard J. Lundell
For the software development and adaptation of the Solitaire Film Recorder that provides a flexible, cost-effective film recording system.

Faz Fazakas, Brian Henson, Dave Housman, Peter Miller, John Stephenson
For the development of the Henson Performance Control System.

Mario Celso
For his pioneering work in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for carbon arc and xenon power supplies and igniters in motion picture projection.

Randy Cartwright, David Coons, Lem Davis, Thomas Hahn, Jim Houston, Mark Kimball, Dylan Kohler, Peter Nye, Michael Shantzis, David F. Wolf (Walt Disney Feature Animation Department)
For the design and development of the "CAPS" production system for film animation.

George Worrall
For the design, development and manufacture of the Worrall geared camera head for motion picture production.

Technical Achievement Award

WINNERS

Robert W. Stoker Jr.
For the design and development of a cobweb gun for applying non-toxic cobweb effects on motion picture sets with both safety and ease of operation.

Jim Doyle
For the design and development of the Dry Fogger, which uses liquid nitrogen to produce a safe, dense, low-hanging dry fog.

Dick Cavdek, Steve Hamerski (Otto Nemenz Int'l. Inc.)
For the opto-mechanical design and development of the Canon/Nemenz Camera Zoom Lens.

Ken Robings (Clairmont Camera)
For the opto-mechanical design and development of the Canon/Nemenz Camera Zoom Lens.

(Century Precision Optics)
For the opto-mechanical design and development of the Canon Century Precision Optics Zoom Lens.

Gordon E. Sawyer Award

WINNER

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