Wayback Wednesday: 1995

In terms of years of film that had an impact, 1995 is certainly near the bottom. Not that there weren’t cultural landmarks and interesting films but nothing quite sticks out as the OMG this movie! So how then do you quantify a year like this? Well if you look at the following list of awards, you can see that you have to try and glean nominations from everywhere and enjoy one of the craziest movie years.

Top 10 Films

  1. Toy Story
  2. Apollo 13
  3. Friday
  4. Pocahontas
  5. Dead Man Walking
  6. Seven
  7. Jumanji
  8. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  9. Sense and Sensibility
  10. Waiting to Exhale

Best Director
David Fincher, Seven
Amy Heckerling, Clueless
Ron Howard, Apollo 13
Ang Lee, Sense and Sensibility
Tim Robbins, Dead Man Walking

Best Actor
Ice Cube, Friday
Morgan Freeman, Seven
Tom Hanks, Apollo 13
Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking
Brad Pitt, Seven

Best Actress
Angela Bassett, Waiting to Exhale
Elizabeth Berkley, Showgirls
Susan Sarandon, Dead Man Walking
Alicia Silverstone, Clueless
Emma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility

Best Supporting Actor
Gregory Hines, Waiting to Exhale
Tiny Lister Jr., Friday
Paul Rudd, Clueless
Alan Rickman, Sense and Sensibility
John Witherspoon, Friday

Best Supproting Actress
Stacey Dash, Clueless
Nia Long, Friday
Brittany Murphy, Clueless
Gywenth Paltrow, Seven
Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility

Editing
Apollo 13
Jumanji
Seven
Toy Story
The Usual Suspects

Original Screenplay
Clueless
Friday
Seven
Toy Story
The Usual Suspects

Adapted Screenplay
Apollo 13
Babe
Dead Man Walking
Jumanji
Waiting to Exhale

Production Design
Braveheart
Friday
Jumanji
Sense and Sensibility
Seven

Costume Design
Braveheart
Clueless
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Sense and Sensibility
Waiting to Exhale

Cinematography
Apollo 13
Braveheart
Jumanji
Sense and Sensibility
Seven

Best Makeup
Braveheart
Clueless
Jumanji
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Seven

Original Score
Apollo 13
Babe
Dead Man Walking
Sense and Sensibility
Toy Story

Original song
“Dead Man Walkin” – Dead Man Walking
“Goldeneye” – Goldeneye
“Colors of the Wind” – Pocahontas
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – Toy Story
“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” – Waiting to Exhale

Sound Design
Apollo 13
Braveheart
Golden Eye
Jumanji
Seven

Visual Effects
Apollo 13
Babe
Bad Boys
Golden Eye
Jumanji