Steve James's Hoop Dreams (1994) was widely considered to be a foregone conclusion to win the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. But despite the astonishing critical and box office success, the movie didn't receive a nomination for Best Documentary Feature; it received only one for Best Editing. The outcry over the snub led to an investigation by the Academy into the screening practices by the documentary branch and it was discovered that the voters were taking a show of hands to see who wanted to turn the film off after a few minutes. It was also discovered that those at the screening turned Hoop Dreams (1994) off after 15 minutes. The following year, the Academy instituted a rule that those attending screenings had to sit through the entire film or have their right to vote revoked. See more »
Hans Zimmer - Winner: Best Original Score:
I'd like to thank the fluffiest actor in show business - no, uhm... I wrote a speech but I realized it's so boring, so I'm not going to do it. I'd like to thank my wife because she's my best friend. I'd like to thank my daughter because she now thinks I'm cool because I did "The Lion King." I'd like to thank the directors Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers. I'd like to thank the nicest producer in the business, Don Hahn. I'm incredibly nervous. I tell you what, writing a score is much easier than this. ...
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I still say that they should have given it to either "The Shawshank Redemption" or "Quiz Show".
This was only the second time that I had watched the Oscars (and the first time that I had watched a large portion of it). At this time, I wasn't yet watching David Letterman's show, so it's only been since then that I've come to understand his jokes here.
I think that they should have given at least one award to "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Quiz Show" (why'd they even nominate "Four Weddings and a Funeral"?). "Forrest Gump" was an interesting movie, but far from the best of 1994. But I did agree with them awarding Martin Landau for "Ed Wood".
So, "The 67th Annual Academy Awards" wasn't the best ceremony ever, but I still enjoyed it.
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