Oscar Winners On Demand: 1990 – 1995

Oscar Winners On Demand: 1990 – 1995

As part of our celebration of all things Academy Awards, we’ve collected 44 of your favorite Oscar winners and made them available via C Spire Video On Demand. Over the coming days, we’ll provide a rundown of each and every one of the films we’re featuring this year.

In this post, we take a look at six groundbreaking films that captured the hearts of film lovers across the globe in the early 1990’s.

Braveheart (1995)

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Braveheart tells the story of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero named William Wallace (Mel Gibson). Wallace rallies the Scottish against the English monarch and Edward I (Peter Hanly) after he suffers a personal tragedy by English soldiers. Wallace gathers a group of amateur warriors that is stronger than any English army.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Best Picture
  • Director
  • Cinematography
  • Sound Effects Editing
  • Best Makeup

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump

Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save — his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Best Picture
  • Leading Actor
  • Director
  • Writing-Screenplay
  • Editing
  • Visual Effects

Schindler’s List (1992)

Schindler's List

Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Best Picture
  • Director
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Original Score
  • Editing
  • Cinematography
  • Art Direction

Unforgiven (1992)

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When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn’t allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Best Picture
  • Director
  • Supporting Actor
  • Editing

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Blu-ray Screenshot

Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Best Picture
  • Leading Actor
  • Leading Actress
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Director

Dances with Wolves (1990)

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A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

Academy Awards Winner For:

  • Best Picture
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Original Score

How To Access C Spire Video On Demand:

Using your remote control, hit MENU > On Demand > Library > And The Winner Is…


In our next post we’ll highlight five Oscar winners from 1996 – 2000.

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