Cause my memory was a mere 5 months old at the time. But how did Whoopi Goldberg lose the Best Actress Oscar for The Color Purple? I mean, how did SHE not become the first African-American actress to win Best Actress a whole generation before she who's name must not be spoken. And I would ask how Denzel Washington lost the Oscar but that was the year that Pacino won. I've never seen Scent of a Woman but I don't particularly care to. The bits of it I have seen look atrocious.
Also, do you KNOW how hard it is to type "Color" without the U. That's a whole lifetime of conditioning gone right there. I hate that. Happened to Pearl Harbor too and all those sorta titles. Bah to American spelling.