Oscar Movies: Damage (1993)

New Line (Le Studio Canal+ Production)

Louis Malle's new, English-speaking film, Damage, based on Josephine Hart's steamy best-seller, with a script by playwright David Hare, is a major disappointment.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Supporting Actress: Miranda Richardson

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The Supporting Actress Oscar competition in 1992 was particularly strong, with four of the five nominees excellent British thespians, such as Richardson, Judy Davis (“Husbands and Wives”), Joan Plowright (“Enchanted April”), Vanessa Redgrave (“Howards End”). The winner was Marisa Tomei, for the comedy “My Cousin Vinny,” arguably the weakest nominee.