Thurman and a dramatic comeback from john Travolta. However, at the Academy Awards it won only one of its seven nominations – the Best Original Screenplay Award.
The winner of Best Picture, Best Director and four additional Oscars in the year of Pulp Fiction was Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump. A fun, jovial trip through 20th century America, Forrest Gump was a commercial and critical success (six Oscars and 677 million dollars gross revenue) but surely cannot be considered in the same breath as the work of Tarantino.
Tarantino is yet to repeat his Oscar win in 1994, and will undoubtedly avoid the Best Director award with his controversial subject-matter and violent films. However, if the likes of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart are picking up Best Picture and Best Director, maybe it’s for the best that Tarantino goes unnoticed by the Academy.