Oscar Movies: Babe (1995)

Australia (Kennedy Miller Production)

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller
Director: Chris Noonan
Screenplay (Adapted): George Miller and Chris Noonan, based on the novel The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Supporting Actor: James Cromwell
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Roger Ford; Kerrie Brown
Film Editing: Marcus d'Arcy
Visual Effects: Scott E. Anderson, Charles Gibson, Neal Scanlan, John Cox

Oscar Awards: 1

Visual Effects

Oscar Context

In 1995, the main competition in the Best Picture category was between Gibson's violent historical epic “Braveheart,” which received 10 nominations, and Ron Howard's fact-inspired adventure “Apollo 13,” with 9, though director Howard was snubbed by the Academy.

The other nominees were the sleeper children's (and adult) fantasy “Babe,” the foreign-language film “Il Postino” (“The Postman”), and Ang Lee's literary adaptation “Sense and Sensibility,” which won Emma Thompson an Adapted Screenplay Oscar.