Oscar Movies: Dangerous Liaisons


Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Norma Heyman and Hank Moonjean
Actress: Glenn Close
Supporting Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer
Screenplay (Adapted): Christopher Hampton
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Stuart Craig; Gerard James
Costume Design: James Acheson
Original Score: George Fenton

Awards: 3

Screenplay (Adapted)
Art Direction-Set Decoration
Costume Design

Oscar Context

In one of Oscar's biggest snubs, Frears failed to receive Best Director nomination from his colleagues at the Academy's Directors Branch. Frears' s “place” was taken either my Brit Charles Crichton (“A Fish Called Wanda”) and/or Scorsese (“The Last Temptation of Christ”), since neither “Fish” nor “Christ” landed a spot among the Best Picture nominees, which in 1988 included: “The Accidental Tourist,” Mississippi Burning,” “Rain Man,” which swept most of the Oscars, and the comedy “Working Girl.”

Glenn Close lost the Best Actress Oscar to Jodie Foster for “The Accused,” and Geena Davis won the Supporting Actress Oscar for the comedy, “The Accidental Tourist.” The scoring Oscar went to Dave Grusin for Redford's melodrama, “The Milagro Beanfield War.”