Oscar Movies: Breaker Morant (1980)

Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission

Set during the Boer War, this superb Australian court-martial drama put director Bruce Beresford at the forefront of international directors.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Screenplay (Adapted): Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, and Bruce Beresford

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1980, Ordinary People swept most of the important Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay (Alvin Sargent).