This is an old revisionist routine, but just for the record I thought I’d re-award some of the 1990 Oscars (i.e., the winners of the 63rd Academy Awards that aired on 2.13.91 or 30 and 1/2 years ago).
Original Best Picture winner: Kevin Costner‘s Dances With Wolves. HE re-chosen winner: Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas. Other nominees: Awakenings, Ghost, The Godfather Part III.
Original Best Director winner: Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves). HE re-chosen winner: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas). Other nominees: Francis Coppola (The Godfather Part III), Stephen Frears (The Grifters), Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune).
Original Best Actor winner: Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune as Claus von Bülow. HE winner: Ditto — no change. Other nominees: Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves; Robert De Niro, Awakenings; Gérard Depardieu, Cyrano de Bergerac; Richard Harris, The Field.
Original Best Actress winner: Kathy Bates, Misery. HE winner: Ditto — no change. Other nominees: Anjelica Huston, The Grifters; Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman; Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge; Joanne Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
Original Best Supporting Actor winner: Joe Pesci, Goodfellas. HE winner: Ditto — no change. Other nominees: Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion; Andy García, The Godfather Part III; Graham Greene, Dances with Wolves; Al Pacino, Dick Tracy.
Original Best Supporting Actress winner: Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost. HE re-chosen winner: Lorraine Bracco, Goodfellas. Other nominees: Annette Bening, The Grifters; Diane Ladd, Wild at Heart; Mary McDonnell, Dances with Wolves.
Original Best Original Screenplay winner: Ghost, Bruce Joel Rubin. HE re-chosen winner: Metropolitan, Whit Stillman. Other nominees: Alice, Woody Allen; Avalon, Barry Levinson; Green Card, Peter Weir.
Original Best Adapted Screenplay winner: Dances with Wolves, Michael Blake. HE re-chosen winner: Reversal of Fortune, Nicholas Kazan. Other nominees: Awakenings, Steven Zaillian; Goodfellas, Nicholas Pileggi and Martin Scorsese; The Grifters, Donald E. Westlake.