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This is a list of important events the occured during 1990. Exact dates are listed when known. by Duffy Dozember
First Elections in Romania The first free elections in 53 years occured in May.
German Reunification After the wall fell, the push towards reuniting the two Germany's was set, October 3, 1990.
Gene Therapy debuts In Bethesda Mayland on September, used to treat ADA deficiency
Margaret Thatcher Resigns: She resigned in November and was replaced by John Major.
Contraceptive Implant Approved by FDA Norplant is the first implant contraceptive approved by the FDA.
Smoking on Domestic Airplane Flights is Banned
New movie rating NC-17 is passed in order to allow for an adults-only rating without the stigma of an X rating.
Spotted Owl Added to the threatened species list
Sandinistas voted out of Nicaragua, Chamorro was elected president, the first female president of Central America
Iraq invades Kuwait Saddam Hussein accuses Kuwait of undercutting Iraq's petroleum revenues and of stealing from a border oil field. Kuwait's offers concessions considered inadequate to Hussein, so he sends in 100,000 troops.
Mapplethorpe show results in controversy Cincinnati files obscenity charges against museum director Dennis Barrie for displaying Robert Mapplethorpe's work, some of which featured children's genitals and sadmomasochistic sex.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian assists his first: June 1990, he assists 54 year old Janet Adkins, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
The Hubble space telescope is launched into orbit At a cost of $1.5 million.
Clean Air Act passed
Manuel Noreiga turns himself in to US Military Ending his stand-off inside the Vatican embassy, he returned to the US to face drug trafficing charges.
Nelson Mandela is freed
Africanized Honey Bees first enter U. S. October of 1990.
Mayor Busted! Mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. is arrested by the FBI in a drug "sting" operation and later convicted of misdemeanor drug possession.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1991. Exact dates are listed when known.
Iraq is attacked by UN forces January 16, 1991 signalled the start of an air campaign against Iraq. February 27, after 100 hours of ground fighting, Kuwait was liberated, and a ceasefire was declared. 200,000 Iraqis were dead, including hundreds of civilians, 148 UN allies were killed.
Yugoslavia falls apart June 1991, Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic blocked croatian leader Stipe Mesic from assuming the presidency, Croatia and Slovenia seceded. The Yugoslav army moved into both republics. In July they left Slovenia, but began "ethnic cleansing" in Croatia until January 1992 when a UN supervised ceasefire took place. 25,000 were dead. Macedonia declared independence in September 1991, though Greece requested they find a different name since they also had an area named Macedonia.
Lithuania , Latvia, and Estonia leave Soviet Union
Albania refugees flee their country The summer of 1991 saw over 40,000 people leave thier country for Italy.
The Soviet Union Ends
FDA approves ddl AIDS treatment
USA Sanctions Against South Africa lifted
First address to US Congress by a British monarch May 16, 1991 Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech in the US Congress.
Biosphere II is launched Later the subject of a bad Pauly Shore film, the Biosphere II is sealed with four men and four women in the Arizona desert.
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson tests HIV positive Magic retired November 7th after learning of his test results, and became an AIDS spokesperson.
Tailhook Association Scandal
Jeffery Dahlmer is arrested Over a 13 year period, this serial killer was responsible for at least 17 deaths.
Bank of Credit and Commerce International closed Banking regulators from 69 countries shut down the BCCI claiming it laundered money, dealt in illegal arms, and was reponsible for smuggling, fraud, extortion and bribery.
Chlorea outbreak in Peru It was the first outbreak since the 19th century, and it spread to Ecuador and Colombia.
Pablo Escobar Gaviria turns himself into jail The drug lord of Colombia surrendered in June of 1991.
Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is accused by Anita Hill of sexual harrasment when she worked for him 10 years earlier.
Rodney King A videotape of black man (Rodney King) being beaten by four white police officers makes national headlines. It shows King being beaten and kicked
Rajiv Gandhi former Prime minister of India was killed in a bomb explosion in south India, while campaigning for reelection.
Harmelin v. Michigan The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Harmelin v. Michigan (501 U.S. 957, 994-997), that a sentence of life imprisonment for drug possession while cruel is not unusual and thus does not violate the 8th Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles split.
Mt Pinatubo Volcano Erupts Volcanic eruption in Philippines. Clark Air Base is evacuated and then abandoned. World weather patterns effected.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1992. Exact dates are listed when known.
President Clinton elected In November, Democrat Bill Clinton becomes 42nd president of the United States, defeating Republican incumbant George Bush.
LA Riots Rodney King was beaten badly by police officers in L.A When the police officers were handed a verdict of not guilty by the first review board, it caused racial riots to break out in south central L.A. and led to several days of rioting.
Bosnia and Hercegovina Secede from Yugoslavia April 1992
Quebec votes to remain part of Canada
Largest shopping mall in the US is constructed Minnesota's Mall of America, 78 acres, with the largest indoor amusment park
Nicoderm, first nicotine transdermal patch The first patch for smokers to quit smoking...
John Gotti is Convicted Guilty on 13 counts, including racketeering and murder. The "Teflon Don" was convicted primarily on testimony by a close member of his crime syndicate, "Sammy the Bull" Gravano.
Congress Bank Check Fiasco The congress voted in October to close the US House of Representatives Bank, the only clients were the congressmen. Over 8000 bad checks had been written by the members of the bank. They also owed over $300,000 in the House restaurant.
Hurricane Andrew hits Florida Killing 14, it left 250,000 people homeless, and was one of the costliest hurricanes in history.
Johnny Carson leaves the Tonight Show Bette Midler was his his last guest, Jay Leno was his replacement.
Amy Fisher pleads guilty to shooting her lover's wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco.
Mike Tyson is found guilty of rape In July Tyson was sentenced for 6 years for raping 18 year old Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington.
Fire at Windsor Castle
British Monarchy Divorces Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorced first, then Princess Anne divorced her husband. The final and most noticable divorce was Princess Di and Prince Charles.
First Black Female Astronaut. Dr. Mae C. Jemison becomes the first African-American woman astronaut, spending more than a week orbiting Earth in the space shuttle Endeavor.
The 1992 World Series For the first time in world series history the banner flew north of the border as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Atlanta Braves in 6 games.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1993. Exact dates are listed when known.
Flood of '93 in the Midwest The Mississippi and Missouri flooded.
Waco Tragedy The ATF raids the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas and a seige results. The seige lasts for several weeks until a fire breaks out killing most of the cult members including leader David Koresh and several children.
Israel and PLO Sign Peace Accord PLO leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shoke hands in Washington D.C., September 13, 1993 adter 45 years of fighting.
NAFTA ratified North American Free Trade Agreement, it eliminated trade tariffs between Mexico, the US, and Canada.
Czechoslovakia splits The Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic were formed in the split.
Legal euthanasia in the Netherlands
Combat roles for women in the US military
Paid public admission to Buckingham Palace
Explosion at the World Trade Center in New York February 26
Abortion doctor killed by fanatic An antiabortion protester shot Dr. David Gunn in Pensacola, Floria outside his abortion clinic in March. 17 months later, his sucessor was also shot.
Michael Jordon retires After his father was killed, and allegations of gambling, Michael Jordon retires to play minor league baseball. 17 months later he returns to basketball.
European Treaty ratified in October
Iraq is bombed again Refusal by Iraq to obey a no-fly zone over it's country, and to dismantle plants capable of nuclear weapon production led to bombing of military and industrial sites.
The Lorena Bobbatt Trial Lorena Bobbatt, who claimed to be a battered wife at the time, was given a suspended sentence for amputating her husband's penis. Lorena, who was on trial for felonious assault, claimed to have no memory of the event in question About six months after the trial they divorced.
New Kids Call It Quits. Summer 1993
The Final Episode Of Cheers. March of 1993.
Warships To Haiti U.S. President Bill Clinton sends 6 American warships to enforce United Nations trade sanctions against the military-led regime in Haiti.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1994. Exact dates are listed when known.
South African Black Get to Vote, April Mandela got 60 percent of the vote, far more than FW de Klerk who began dismantling aparthaid 5 years earlier. The flag was also changed to help erase some of their past.
Civil war in Rwanda The spark that ignited a bloody civil war (500,000 people killed) was started by Hutu troops, which shot down a plan carrying the president of Rwanda and Burundi in revenge for allowing the Tutsi to share power.
North Korean nuclear violations suspected
IRA peace talks result in a cease-fire
An Israeli fanatic kills 29 Palestinians As a result, it sparked further retalations on both sides. It didn't prevent the turning over of Jerihco and the Gaza strip. Arafat returned from his exile and began to run the new country.
Israel and the Vatican begin diplomatic relations
Existence of black holes The Hubble telescope reveals conclusive evidence of the existence of black holes, which had been purely theoretical up until this point.
Major League baseball players strike As a result the World Series was canceled.
NHL locked out players over salaries
Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the back of the knee In January, one month before the 1994 Winter Olympics, her rival's boyfriend, attacked her after a skating meet. Tonya Harding would still go on to face Nancy at the Olympics
Whitewater scandal begins to be investigated
Chunnel opens, May 1994 Bridging England and France, it took 15,000 workers over seven years to create the tunnel which now allows passengers to travel between the two countries in 35 minutes.
Haiti's president returns from exile After three years of exile in the US, Aristide returned on October 15th.
Mass suicide by Order of the Solar Temple 53 members of the cult carried out the mass murder-suicide in Switzerland and Canada.
700 paintings looted from Germany revealed The stash was held in St Petersburg's Hermitage museum, after having been looted in 1945 by Russian soldiers.
Comet hits Jupiter In July 1994, the planet was pelted by the comet with 21 large fragments over the course of 6 days, creating 2000 mile high fireballs and leaving black bruises in the clouds of the planet.
On June 13, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpsons and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside Nicole's house in Brentwood, CA. On June 17th, OJ and his friend Al Cowlings took flight from the police in his white Ford Bronco, in a low speed chase which ended up at his mansion where he surrendered.
Los Angeles suffers massive earthquake
Republican majority in both houses of Congress
Another Kennedy Funeral November 1994. Jackie Kennedy Onassis was laid to rest along side John F Kennedy. What was to be a private family affair turned into a large public spectacle.
Icestorm of '94 Thousands lost their electricity when record low temperatures hit the east coast. Some students missed more than two weeks of school! Ice froze up everything for what seemed like forever.
Susan Smith She drowned her two sons, then lied on national television that a black guy kidnapped her two sons. The police, FBI, etc went on a vast nationwide search looking for a black guy with a car with SC plates. Then later in the week, she confesses that she drowned her two sons.
Oldest Human Remains Found. The oldest known human ancestor (Ardipithecus ramidus) is found in Kenya, East Africa. The find was estimated at 4.4 million years old.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1995. Exact dates are listed when known.
The Oklahoma City Bombing April 19, 1995: 168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals, were killed in the bombing of a federal building in Oaklahoma City. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were charged and convicted in this case.
Large earthquake in Japan strikes
Conviction of Sheik and 9 followers over bombing The men responsible for bombing the World Trade Center a year earlier were found guilty.
OJ Simpsons found inocent, October 4 He was later found liable in a second trial that was a civil trial.
The Monster Tour Postponed.
The First Tibetan Freedom Concert. August 1995: Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys organized the first Tebetan Freedom Concert in Los Angeles.
Quebec defeats referendum on independence Quebec, a province in Canada with majority French speaking citizens, defeats a referendum on Quebec independence by less than 1 %
Ebola Virus Hits! The Ebola virus kills 244 Africans in Kikwit, Zaire in Central Africa.
African-american Walks in Space. Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. makes history as the first black American astronaut to walk in space (Discovery).
White House Memo on Affirmative Action U.S. President William J. Clinton in a White House memorandum calls for the elimination of any program that "(a) creates a quota; (b) creates preferences for unqualified individuals; (c) creates reverse discrimination; or (d) continues even after its equal opportunity purposes have been achieved."
Capt.Scott O'Grady Shotdown Captain Scott O'Grady of the Air Force was shotdown on June 2,1995 while flying a routine sortie over war-torn Bosnia.He was rescued 5 1/2 days later on June 8,1995.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1996. Exact dates are listed when known.
Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Arrested
Sheryl Crow Album Banned From Wal-Mart
The unabomber, Kaczynski arrested in Montanna
US Military barracks destroyed in Saudia Arabia A truck bomb exploded outside the barracks, killing 19, June 27th.
Flight 800 from New York crashes Killing all aboard, July 18th.
The author of Primary Colors is revealed The fictional account of a presidental election which resembled the Clinton election, was revealed to be written by Joe Klien of Newsweek.
Olympic Park bombing After killing one person, a security guard named Richard Jewell came under suspicion initially but was cleared in the incident. No one has been convicted of setting the bomb.
Port Arthur Massacre Hobart, Australia, when lone gunman Martin Bryant randomly shoots 34 people dead during an 18-hour spree at the historic site in Tasmania.
Ebonics The Oakland, California School board elects to recognize black english, termed Ebonics as a separate language.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles are divorced.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1997. Exact dates are listed when known.
Hong Kong's Independence England handed Hong Kong to China
Scientists cloned Dolly the sheep Dolly the cloned sheep was cloned by scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.
Heaven's Gate Cult mass suicide A mass suicide in which 39 members of a "Heaven's Gate Cult" in California killed themselves thinking they would be sent up to a spaceship behind the passing Hale Bopp comet. Strange and sad story.
OJ Simpsons loses civil suit for wrongful death
Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of bombing
China resumes control of Hong Kong July 1, after 156 years of British rule, the colony was turned back over to China.
Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars The little remote control rover landed and took pictures and samples of the planet surface.
Princess Diana's Funeral.
Jean Benet Ramsey murder
NYC Police Assualt Haitian Immigrant
California Ban on Affrimative Action
This is a list of important events the occured during 1998. Exact dates are listed when known.
The unabomber pleads guilty He accepted a life term without parole and forgoes a right to appeal.
India resumes nuclear testing May 12th, violating a worldwide ban on nuclear testing
Gunman kills 2 guards in the Capitol building
2 US Embassies in Africa bombed
Clinton admits to Lewinsky affair
The House approves impeachment inquiry Senate later did not approve the inquiry.
America bombs Iraq: Following a weapons inspector agreement by the UN, on December 17
Louise Woodward returns Louise Woodward, the young British nanny who was found guilty in the murder of a baby, returned to the U.K.
1998 was a severe weather season (due to El Nino). In the year, Hurricane Mitch devestated the Caribbean Coast, and Hurricane Georges did severe damage to the Florida coastline Tornadoes also do a lot of severe damage in the Southeast. A severe heatwave lasted all summer long, killing almost 90 people.
Peace in Northern Ireland A historic agreement was made, which brought a final peace to Northern Ireland.
5,000th Episode Bob Barker's game show The Price is Right, aired his 5,000th episode on CBS in the summer.
No survivors on Swissair plane crash
Newt Gingrich resigned Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich stepped down. Bob Livingstone refused to take his place.
Texas Dragging Death In late June, three men associated with the Ku Klux Klan dragged a black man, James Byrd Jr. to his death. They were later sentenced to death
Clinton's Popularity Very High During the Clinton sex scandal, the president's approval rating with the public sored to an all-time high at nearly 76%
Italian Ski Jet Disaster An American military jet accidentially severed a ski tram in Italy, which killed 10 people.
Arkansas School Massacre Two young boys, aged 13 and 14, killed 5 people at a Jonesboro, Arkansas middle school after a hoax fire alarm. They were killed on the playground.
Record High Tempatures
John Glenn returns to space In late October, veteran astronaut Senator John Glenn, now 77, returned to space onboard the space shuttle Discovery. He became the oldest person to ever be in space.
Home Run Chase Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa both chased the homerun recod set by Roger Maris in 1961, in the end, both broke it, with 70 and 66 home runs.
Busing ends in Maryland An U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte ordered the end to mandatory busing in Prince George's County, Md. concluding a 26-year-old government effort to desegregate the schools
First Commercial Black Female Pilot Melissa Ward becomes the first African-American female Captain in commercial aviation. Ward is a United Shuttle (B737-300) Captain for United Airlines and has been flying for United since 1992.
5 Become 4 Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, anounced through her lawyer that she would be leaving the Spice Girls due to differences in the band. She went on to have a successful solo career.
This is a list of important events the occured during 1999. Exact dates are listed when known.
President Clinton is Acquitted In February, the Senate acquits the president of perjury and obstruction of justice, after the House or Representatives had convicted him.
NATO Begins Bombing Yugoslavia In March a 78 day offensive by NATO forces in response to Serb attacks on Croatians.
Columbine Tragedy April 20, 1999, two students go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They kill 12 students, 1 teacher and themselves.
Earthquake in Turkey Kills 13,000 In August, one of the most powerful and deadly earthquakes of the century strikes Turkey.
Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup One of the most memorable sports moments in years, when Brandi Chastain kicks the final shot, and whips off her shirt and runs around in her sport bra waving it over her head.
NASA loses two Mars bound space probes
Egypt Air crashes: October- a plane carrying 217 people crashes in the ocean off of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Suspicion lies with a co-pilot who may have deliberately crashed the plane.
World Trade Organization protests in Seattle Over 10,000 people protest the WTO in Seattle, Washington, shutting down the city and leading to hundreds of arrests.
Panama Canal is handed back to Panama
Worcester Cold Warehouse Fire, 6 firefighters lost Largest amount of firefighters lost in action in Massachusetts in over 30 years.
Pokemon fever grips the US The hottest toy for children in 1999? Pokemon cards, toys, etc.
The South Park Movie is Released Rated for the most obscenities per minute, 399 in 80 minutes. Must have been that song about the "Uncle" that puts them over the top. Pulp Fiction had 411 in 154 minutes.
First non-stop world trip in a balloon
Eddie Timanus wins on Jeopardy Despite being blind since 3, sportswriter Eddie Timanus becomes a five-time Jeopardy champion.
Pamela and Tommy Divorce. January 1999, Pamela Anderson Lee sought a divorce after her husband Tommy Lee
Rickymania Hits North America
Bon-Fire Log Colapse Kills 12 12 students at A&M University were killed after logs that were being used to fuel a huge celebratory bon-fire colapsed under the weight of several students. 3 other students were injured and were taken to a hospital.
A Colorado grand jury gives up on murder In October, a grand jury in Colorado received no indictments on the murder of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, seeking a lack of evidence.
George W. Bush announces he'll be a candidate He said that his usage of cocaine in college was a political game.
A severe shooting incident in a L.A. Jewish school White supremacist Burford Furrow Jr. walked into a Los Angeles community center which included a Jewish school. He tried to kill a class, but ended up with the death of a Filipino mail carrier and injuring 5 people. He was then charged after the incident.
Bomb and Shooting in Texas Church Kill 22 In Fort Worth, Texas, Larry Ashbrook threw a bomb into a church, which killed 7, and then he opened fire on 14 people during a teen service, and then killed himself.
Rare Tornados in Oklahoma and Kansas A rare force-4 tornado in the Witchita-Haysville, Kansas area killed 5 and injured over 100. Then, an extremely rare force-5 tornado struck the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area killed 46 and injured 800. Millions of dollars in damage was a result of the twisters.
The Elian Gonzales Custody Battle November 1999
Prince Edward and Sophie marry On June 19, England's Prince Edward and his long-time girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones married.
Hurricane Floyd On September 17
Atlanta erupts into violence in July
Ex-Beetle Stabbed In His Home. December 29, 1999: Former Beetle George Harrison was stabbed in the chest by an unknown assailant.
Creation of the Euro
Mbeki's elected South African President
Extremist bombings in England
Wedgewood Baptist Church Shooting Larry Ashbrook goes on a shooting spree killing seven and injuring 14 and injuring 6 more. His homemade pipe bomb does NOT explode. He then kills himself
"DANCES WITH WOLVES", "Awakenings", "Ghost", "The Godfather, Part III", "GoodFellas"
Actor: JEREMY IRONS in "Reversal of Fortune", Kevin Costner in "Dances With Wolves", Robert De Niro in "Awakenings", Gerard Depardieu in "Cyrano de Bergerac", Richard Harris in "The Field"
Actress: KATHY BATES in "Misery", Anjelica Huston in "The Grifters", Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman", Meryl Streep in "Postcards from the Edge", Joanne Woodward in "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge"
Supporting Actor: JOE PESCI in "GoodFellas", Bruce Davison in "Longtime Companion", Andy Garcia in "The Godfather, Part III", Graham Greene in "Dances With Wolves", Al Pacino in "Dick Tracy"
Supporting Actress: WHOOPI GOLDBERG in "Ghost", Annette Bening in "The Grifters", Lorraine Bracco in "GoodFellas", Diane Ladd in "Wild at Heart", Mary McDonnell in "Dances With Wolves"
Director: KEVIN COSTNER for "Dances With Wolves", Francis Ford Coppola for "The Godfather, Part III", Stephen Frears for "The Grifters", Barbet Schroeder for "Reversal of Fortune", Martin Scorsese for "GoodFellas"
"THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS", "Beauty and the Beast", "Bugsy", "JFK", "The Prince of Tides"
Actor: ANTHONY HOPKINS in "The Silence of the Lambs", Warren Beatty in "Bugsy", Robert De Niro in "Cape Fear", Nick Nolte in "The Prince of Tides", Robin Williams in "The Fisher King"
Actress: JODIE FOSTER in "The Silence of the Lambs", Geena Davis in "Thelma and Louise", Laura Dern in "Rambling Rose", Bette Midler in "For the Boys", Susan Sarandon in "Thelma and Louise"
Supporting Actor: JACK PALANCE in "City Slickers", Tommy Lee Jones in "JFK", Harvey Keitel in "Bugsy", Ben Kingsley in "Bugsy", Michael Lerner in "Barton Fink"
Supporting Actress: MERCEDES RUEHL in "The Fisher King", Diane Ladd in "Rambling Rose", Juliette Lewis in "Cape Fear", Kate Nelligan in "The Prince of Tides", Jessica Tandy in "Fried Green Tomatoes"
Director: JONATHAN DEMME for "The Silence of the Lambs", Barry Levinson for "Bugsy", Ridley Scott for "Thelma and Louise", John Singleton for "Boyz N the Hood", Oliver Stone for "JFK"
"UNFORGIVEN", "The Crying Game", "A Few Good Men", "Howards End", "Scent of a Woman"
Actor: AL PACINO in "Scent of a Woman", Robert Downey, Jr. in "Chaplin", Clint Eastwood in "Unforgiven", Stephen Rea in "The Crying Game", Denzel Washington in "Malcolm X"
Actress: EMMA THOMPSON in "Howards End", Catherine Deneuve in "Indochine", Mary McDonnell in "Passion Fish", Michelle Pfeiffer in "Love Field", Susan Sarandon in "Lorenzo's Oil"
Supporting Actor: GENE HACKMAN in "Unforgiven", Jaye Davidson in "The Crying Game", Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men", Al Pacino in "Glengarry Glen Ross", David Paymer in "Mr. Saturday Night"
Supporting Actress: MARISA TOMEI in "My Cousin Vinny", Judy Davis in "Husbands and Wives", Joan Plowright in "Enchanted April", Vanessa Redgrave in "Howards End", Miranda Richardson in "Damage"
Director: CLINT EASTWOOD for "Unforgiven", Robert Altman for "The Player", Martin Brest for "Scent of a Woman", James Ivory for "Howards End", Neil Jordan for "The Crying Game"
schi.html"SCHINDLER'S LIST", "The Fugitive", "In the Name of the Father", "The Piano", "The Remains of the Day"
Actor: TOM HANKS in "Philadelphia", Daniel Day-Lewis in "In the Name of the Father", Laurence Fishburne in "What's Love Got to Do With It", Anthony Hopkins in "The Remains of the Day", Liam Neeson in schi.html"Schindler's List"
Actress: HOLLY HUNTER in "The Piano", Angela Bassett in "What's Love Got to Do With It", Stockard Channing in "Six Degrees of Separation", Emma Thompson in "The Remains of the Day", Debra Winger in "Shadowlands"
Supporting Actor: TOMMY LEE JONES in "The Fugitive", Leonardo DiCaprio in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape", Ralph Fiennes in schi.html"Schindler's List", John Malkovich in "In the Line of Fire", Pete Postlethwaite in "In the Name of the Father"
Supporting Actress: ANNA PAQUIN in "The Piano", Holly Hunter in "The Firm", Rosie Perez in "Fearless", Winona Ryder in "The Age of Innocence", Emma Thompson in "In the Name of the Father"
Director: STEVEN SPIELBERG for schi.html"Schindler's List", Robert Altman for "Short Cuts", Jane Campion for "The Piano", James Ivory for "The Remains of the Day", Jim Sheridan for "In the Name of the Father"
"FORREST GUMP", "Four Weddings and a Funeral", "Pulp Fiction", "Quiz Show", "The Shawshank Redemption"
Actor: TOM HANKS in "Forrest Gump", Morgan Freeman in "The Shawshank Redemption", Nigel Hawthorne in "The Madness of King George", Paul Newman in "Nobody's Fool", John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction"
Actress: JESSICA LANGE in "Blue Sky", Jodie Foster in "Nell", Miranda Richardson in "Tom and Viv", Winona Ryder in "Little Women", Susan Sarandon in "The Client"
Supporting Actor: MARTIN LANDAU in "Ed Wood", Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction", Chazz Palminteri in "Bullets Over Broadway", Paul Scofield in "Quiz Show", Gary Sinise in "Forrest Gump"
Supporting Actress: DIANNE WIEST in "Bullets Over Broadway", Rosemary Harris in "Tom and Viv", Helen Mirren in "The Madness of King George", Uma Thurman in "Pulp Fiction", Jennifer Tilly in "Bullets Over Broadway"
Director: ROBERT ZEMECKIS for "Forrest Gump", Woody Allen for "Bullets Over Broadway", Krzysztof Kieslowski for "Red", Robert Redford for "Quiz Show", Quentin Tarantino for "Pulp Fiction"
"BRAVEHEART", "Apollo 13", "Babe", "Il Postino", "Sense and Sensibility"
Actor: NICOLAS CAGE in "Leaving Las Vegas", Richard Dreyfuss in "Mr. Holland's Opus", Anthony Hopkins in "Nixon", Sean Penn in "Dead Man Walking", Massimo Troisi in "Il Postino"
Actress: SUSAN SARANDON in "Dead Man Walking", Elisabeth Shue in "Leaving Las Vegas", Sharon Stone in "Casino", Meryl Streep in "The Bridges of Madison County", Emma Thompson in "Sense and Sensibility"
Supporting Actor: KEVIN SPACEY in "The Usual Suspects", James Cromwell in "Babe", Ed Harris in "Apollo 13", Brad Pitt in "12 Monkeys", Tim Roth in "Rob Roy"
Supporting Actress: MIRA SORVINO in "Mighty Aphrodite", Joan Allen in "Nixon", Kathleen Quinlan in "Apollo 13", Mare Winningham in "Georgia", Kate Winslet in "Sense and Sensibility"
Director: MEL GIBSON for "Braveheart", Mike Figgis for "Leaving Las Vegas", Chris Noonan for "Babe", Michael Radford for "Il Postino", Tim Robbins for "Dead Man Walking"
"THE ENGLISH PATIENT", "Fargo", "Jerry Maguire", "Secrets and Lies", "Shine"
Actor: GEOFFREY RUSH in "Shine", Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire", Ralph Fiennes in "The English Patient", Woody Harrelson in "The People vs. Larry Flynt", Billy Bob Thornton in "Sling Blade"
Actress: FRANCES MCDORMAND in "Fargo", Brenda Blethyn in "Secrets and Lies", Diane Keaton in "Marvin's Room", Kristin Scott Thomas in "The English Patient", Emily Watson in "Breaking the Waves"
Supporting Actor: CUBA GOODING, JR. in "Jerry Maguire", William H. Macy in "Fargo", Armin Mueller-Stahl in "Shine", Edward Norton in "Primal Fear", James Woods in "Ghosts of Mississippi"
Supporting Actress: JULIETTE BINOCHE in "The English Patient", Joan Allen in "The Crucible", Lauren Bacall in "The Mirror Has Two Faces", Barbara Hershey in "Portrait of a Lady", Marianne Jean-Baptiste in "Secrets and Lies"
Director: ANTHONY MINGHELLA for "The English Patient", Joel Coen for "Fargo", Milos Forman for "The People vs. Larry Flynt", Scott Hicks for "Shine", Mike Leigh for "Secrets and Lies"
"TITANIC", "L.A. Confidential", "As Good As It Gets", "Good Will Hunting", "The Full Monty"
Actor: JACK NICHOLSON in "As Good As It Gets", Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting", Dustin Hoffman in "Wag the Dog", Robert Duvall in "The Apostle", Peter Fonda in "Ulee's Gold"
Actress: HELEN HUNT in "As Good As It Gets", Judi Dench in "(Her Majesty) Mrs. Brown", Helena Bonham Carter in "The Wings of the Dove", Kate Winslet in "Titanic", Julie Christie in "Afterglow"
Supporting Actor: ROBIN WILLIAMS in "Good Will Hunting", Robert Forster in "Jackie Brown", Anthony Hopkins in "Amistad", Greg Kinnear in "As Good As It Gets", Burt Reynolds in "Boogie Nights"
Supporting Actress: KIM BASINGER in "L.A. Confidential", Joan Cusack in "In and Out", Minnie Driver in "Good Will Hunting", Julianne Moore in "Boogie Nights", Gloria Stuart in "Titanic"
Director: JAMES CAMERON for "Titanic", Peter Cattaneo for "The Full Monty", Atom Egoyan for "The Sweet Hereafter", Curtis Hanson for "L.A. Confidential", Gus Van Sant for "Good Will Hunting"
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, "Elizabeth", "Life is Beautiful" (Best Foreign Language Film winner), "Saving Private Ryan", "The Thin Red Line"
Actor: ROBERTO BENIGNI in "Life is Beautiful", Tom Hanks in "Saving Private Ryan", Ian McKellen in "Gods and Monsters", Nick Nolte in "Affliction", Edward Norton in "American History X"
Actress: GWYNETH PALTROW in "Shakespeare in Love", Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth", Fernanda Montenegro in "Central Station", Meryl Streep in "One True Thing", Emily Watson in "Hilary and Jackie"
Supporting Actor: JAMES COBURN in "Affliction", Robert Duvall in "A Civil Action", Ed Harris in "The Truman Show", Geoffrey Rush in "Shakespeare in Love", Billy Bob Thornton in "A Simple Plan"
Supporting Actress: JUDI DENCH in "Shakespeare in Love", Kathy Bates in "Primary Colors", Brenda Blethyn in "Little Voice", Rachel Griffiths in "Hilary and Jackie", Lynn Redgrave in "Gods and Monsters"
Director: STEVEN SPIELBERG for "Saving Private Ryan", Roberto Benigni for "Life is Beautiful", John Madden for "Shakespeare in Love", Terrence Malick for "The Thin Red Line", Peter Weir for "The Truman Show"
"AMERICAN BEAUTY", "The Cider House Rules", "The Green Mile", "The Insider", "The Sixth Sense"
Actor: KEVIN SPACEY in "American Beauty," Russell Crowe in "The Insider," Richard Farnsworth in "The Straight Story," Sean Penn in "Sweet and Lowdown," Denzel Washington in "The Hurricane"
Actress: HILARY SWANK in "Boys Don't Cry", Annette Bening in "American Beauty", Janet McTeer in "Tumbleweeds", Julianne Moore in "The End of the Affair", Meryl Streep in "Music of the Heart"
Supporting Actor: MICHAEL CAINE in "The Cider House Rules", Tom Cruise in "Magnolia", Michael Clarke Duncan in "The Green Mile", Jude Law in "The Talented Mr. Ripley", Haley Joel Osment in "The Sixth Sense"
Supporting Actress: ANGELINA JOLIE in "Girl, Interrupted", Toni Collette in "The Sixth Sense", Catherine Keener in "Being John Malkovich", Samantha Morton in "Sweet and Lowdown", Chloe Sevigny in "Boys Don't Cry"
Director: SAM MENDES for "American Beauty", Spike Jonze for "Being John Malkovich", Lasse Hallstrom for "The Cider House Rules", Michael Mann for "The Insider", M. Night Shyamalan for "The Sixth Sense"