Oscar Movies: Driving Miss Daisy (1989)


(Zanuck Company Productions)

Oscar Nominations: 9

Picture, produced by Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay (Adapted): Alfred Uhry Actress: Jessica Tandy Actor: Morgan Freeman Supporting Actor: Dan Aykroyd Art direction-set decoration: Bruno Rubeo; Crispian Sallis Film Editing: Mark Warner Costume design: Elizabeth McBride Makeup: Manlio Rocchetti, Lynn Barber, and Kevin Haney

Oscar Awards: 4

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Oscar Context

The most nominated film in 1989, “Driving Miss Daisy” Man” received four Oscars out of its 9 nominations, including Picture, Screenplay, and Actress. The biggest scandal was that the film's director, Bruce Beresford, failed to receive recognition from his peers in the Directors Branch.

The other Best Picture nominees represented a mixed bag in genre and quality: Oliver Stone's Vietnam drama “Born on the Fourth of July” with 8 nominations, My Left Foot with 5, Dead Poets Society with 4, and Field of Dreams with 3.