Oscar Movies: Blue Velvet (1986)

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Director

Oscar Context

David Lynch received his second Best Director Oscar nomination, competing against Oliver Stone, who won for the Vietnam combat film “Platoon” (which also won Best Picture), Woody Allen for the serio comedy “Hannah and Her Sisters,” James Ivory for the literary adaptation “Room With a View,” and Roland Jaffe for “The Mission.”

Lynch was nominated three times for Best Director Oscar: In 1980, for “The Elephant Man” in 1986 for “Blue Velvet,” and in 2001 for “Mulholland Drive.”