Oscar Movies: Absence of malice (1981)

Oscar Alert


Oscar Nominations: 3


Actor: Paul Newman

Supporting Actress: Melinda Dillon

Screenplay (Original): Kurt Luedtke


Oscar Awards: None


Oscar Context:


The winner of the Best Actor Oscar was Henry Fonda for the melodrama “On Golden Pond.”  Maureen Stapleton won the Supporting Actress Oscar for Warren Beatty's epic “Reds.”


The Original Screenplay Oscar went to Colin Welland for the British film “Chariots of Fire,” which also won Best Picture.