Oscar Movies: Bob Reiner’s Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)–James Woods, Supporting Actor

Ghosts of Mississippi, directed by Bob Reiner, is a courtroom drama, starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods.

Based on the true story of the 1994 trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist.

Oscar Context:

James Woods was nominated for a second Oscar, this time in the Supporting Actor category for his role of Byron De La Beckwith. The first nomination was as Best Actor in the 1986 Oliver Stone film, Salvador.

The original music score was composed by Marc Shaiman and the cinematographer was Oscar winner John Seale.