Oscar Movies: Broadcast News (1987)


Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by James L. Brooks
Screenplay (Original): James L. Brooks
Actor: William Hurt
Actress: Holly Hunter
Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks
Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus
Film Editing: Richard Marks

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

Bertolucci's lush epic “The Last Emperor” swept most (nine) of the 1987 Oscars, and it's one of the few films in the Academy's history to have won in each and every nominated category.

The four other Best Picture nominees were: James L. Brooks' “Broadcast News,” Adrian Lyne's “Fatal Attraction,” John Boorman's autobiographical “Hope and Glory,” and Norman Jewison's comedy “Moonstruck.”

The winner of the Best Actor Oscar was Michael Douglas in “Wall Street,” Best Actress was Cher for the comedy “Moonstruck,” and Supporting Actor was Sean Connery in “The Untocuhables.”