Tonight's the night in Los Angeles - but here are some previous best film winners you might or might not want to revisit Forrest Gump Year: 1994 Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise Director: Robert Zemeckis The film: The baby boomer generation has a lot to answer for. In the 1960s, they preached 'turn on, tune in, drop out'. By the 1980s, they had changed their tune and the mantra was 'greed is good'. And to top it all off, in the 1990s, they told us that 'life is like a box of chocolates' and that Forrest Gump was a great film, rewarding it with six Oscars. No wonder their offspring, the Gen-Xers, are so mixed up. Well, sorry, Forrest Gump is no great film. Granted it has some amazing effects, but it's basically an ode to a generation that is more self-congratulatory than any other before or since. It's a humourless stroll through the past that plays more like an extended insurance advertisement than a feature film. Tom Hanks plays the gormless Gump, a blank canvas on which history writes itself. He is a party to, but somehow never really a part of, all the significant historical happenings from the 60s to the 90s. So you get some great action from Vietnam and some excellent scenes where our hero is 'placed' into historical footage. Oh, and he never gives up on the love of his life, despite her best efforts to become involved with every other biped on the planet. Gump or garbage. You decide. The extras: OK, there are no doubt legions of Gumpers out there and they will be thrilled with the full extra disc. It has everything, including screen tests which basically show that no one knows Gump like Hanks does. There are documentaries on the making of, the sound design and - best of all - how Gump's forays into actual famous footage were made to appear so realistic. The verdict: You won't need convincing if you're a fan - and if you are, it's pretty good value.