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(1991 TV Special)

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When Billy Crystal introduced Annette Bening, he said she was would be "coming soon as none other than Catwoman in Batman II". A month later Bening had to back out of Batman Returns (1992) due to her pregnancy. The part went to Michelle Pfeiffer instead.
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During the presentation of the short film awards, a protester barged into the auditorium shouting but was forced out by security. The home audience never saw or heard any of the incident and the only indication is that presenter Martin Short very briefly looked over in that direction.
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This was the only time that Meryl Streep was nominated that she didn't attend the ceremony on the orders of her obstetrician. Her baby, Louisa Jacobson Gummer, was born June 12.
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In his opening remarks, Academy President Karl Malden recalled that "in 1981, Thomas Edison put his patent application on his movie picture camera". What he meant to say was 1891.
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Due to the events surrounding the Persian Gulf War, which had just called a cease fire, security was tight at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion and everyone was searched and had to go through a metal detector. The only exception was Bob Hope because Bob Verdan, an Academy spokesman, said "He's like the American flag. Are you going to make him go through a metal detector?"
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Theme: 100 Years of Film.
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Of the 20 nominated actors, Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Meryl Streep and Joanne Woodward were not in attendance.
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Brenda Fricker presented to Joe Pesci the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The following year, they both co-starred in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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