The Best of 1990

Year in review: The best movies, music, sports teams, toys and more, all from 1990. Enjoy!

MOVIES

  • Best Actor (Academy Awards): Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot)
  • Best Actress (Academy Awards): Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy)
  • Best Picture (Academy Awards): Driving Miss Daisy
  • Highest Grossing: Ghost ($505,702,588)
  • Best Disney Movie: The Rescuers Down Under

MUSIC

  • Best Music Video (MTV Music Awards): “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinead O’Connor
  • Best New Artist (Grammy Awards): Mariah Carey
  • Record of the Year (Grammy Awards): “Another Day In Paradise” – Phil Collins

TELEVISION

  • Most Popular Shows: 
    1. Cheers
    2. 60 Minutes
    3. Roseanne
    4. A Different World
    5. The Cosby Show
  • Series Debuts:
    • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    • Beverley Hills, 90210
    • Blossom
    • Captain Planet
    • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    • In Living Color
    • Lawn and Order
    • Northern Exposure
    • Wild and Crazy Kids

SPORTS

  • MLB:
    • Champion: Cincinnati Reds
    • AL Season MVP: Ricky Henderson
    • NL Season MVP: Barry Bonds
  • NCAA
    • Football Champion: Miami Hurricanes
    • Basketball Champion: UNLV Rebels
  • NBA:
    • Champion: Detroit Pistons
    • Season MVP: Magic Johnson
  • NFL:
    • Champion: New York Giants
    • Season MVP: Joe Montana
  • NHL:
    • Champion: Edmonton Oilers
    • Hart Memorial Trophy: Mark Messier
  • Soccer:
    • FIFA Mens World Cup Champion: West-Germany
  • Tennis:
    • Men’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Ivan Lendl
      • French Open – Andrés Gómez
      • Wimbledon – Stefan Edberg
      • US Open – Pete Sampras
    • Women’s Grand Slam Champions:
      • Australian Open – Steffi Graf
      • French Open – Monica Seles
      • Wimbledon – Martina Navratilova
      • US Open – Gabriela Sabatini

FASHION

  • Best Sneaker: Nike Air Max 90
  • Fashion Trends: Madonna’s Cone Bra, Beverly Hill, 90121 Style

TOYS

  • Best Selling Christmas Gift: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

VIDEO GAMES

  • Best Selling: Super Mario World (SNES)
  • Best Console: Super Nintendo (SNES)