Oscar Rewrite: 1995


Best Picture: Braveheart        Toy Story

“To infinity and beyond!” Pixar’s Toy Story isn’t just the first feature-length digitally animated movie, it’s also one of history’s best buddy flicks with Tom Hanks’ Woody and Tim Allen’s Buzz Lightyear.

Best Director: Mel Gibson (Braveheart)  Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine)

Best Actor: Nicholas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas)      Mel Gibson (Braveheart)

Best Actress: Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)   Annette Bening (The American President)

Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects / Se7en)

Kevin Spacey’s tale of Keyser Soze and his “what’s in the box” revelation brought The Usual Suspects and Se7en two of the greatest twist endings of all time: in the same year. “The Lord works in mysterious ways” and “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world He didn’t exist.”

Best Supporting Actress: Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)   Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13)

Best Original Screenplay: The Usual Suspects (Christopher McQuarrie)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson from Jane Austen’s novel) The Bridges of Madison County (Richard LaGravenese from Robert James Waller’s book)

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