In 1995, Forrest Gump won the Academy Award for:
- Best Picture
- Best Director – Robert Zemekis
- Best Actor – Tom Hanks
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Film Editing
- Best Adapted Screenplay – Eric Roth
Roth had adapted the screeplay from the 1986 book, Forrest Gump by Winston Groom although he substantially changed various aspects such as Gumps personality and some events depicted.