Oscar Movies: Brazil (1985)

Oscar Nominations: 2

 

Screenplay (Original): Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown

Art direction-set decoration: Norman Garwood; Maggie Gray

 

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

 

The Original Screenplay Oscar went to Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley, and Pamela Wallace for “Witness,” and the Art Direction Award to “Out of Africa.”

 

Two films in 1985 were nominated for 11 Oscars: Sydney Pollack's “Out of Africa,” which swept the awards, including Best Picture, and Steven Spielberg's “The Color Purple,” which lost in each of its 11 categories. The other three Best Picture nominees were of a smaller-scale: Peter Weir's “Witness,” with 8 nods, John Huston's “Prizzi's Honor,” also 8, and the indie “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” which brought Best Actor Oscar to William Hurt.

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

 

The Original Screenplay Oscar went to Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley, and Pamela Wallace for “Witness,” and the Art Direction Award to “Out of Africa.”

 

Two films in 1985 were nominated for 11 Oscars: Sydney Pollack's “Out of Africa,” which swept the awards, including Best Picture, and Steven Spielberg's “The Color Purple,” which lost in each of its 11 categories. The other three Best Picture nominees were of a smaller-scale: Peter Weir's “Witness,” with 8 nods, John Huston's “Prizzi's Honor,” also 8, and the indie “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” which brought Best Actor Oscar to William Hurt.