Oscar Movies: Atlantic City (1981)

Atlantic City (1981)

Paramount (International Cinema Corp.)

Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Denis Heroux and John Kemeny
Director: Louis Malle
Screenplay (Original): John Guare
Actor: Burt Lancaster
Actress: Susan Sarandon

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1981, the British sports melodrama “Chariots of Fire” was the surprise winner of the Best Picture Oscar, with 7 nominations and four awards.

“Atlantic City” also competed for the Best Picture Oscar the schmaltzy family saga “On Golden Pond,” which won the two top acting awards (for Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn), Warren Beatty's ambitious epic “Reds,” which received the largest number of nominations (12), and Spielberg's adventure “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which tried to recreate the magic of yesteryear's movies.