Oscar Movies: Empire of the Sun

(Amblin production)

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 6

Cinematography: Allen Daviau
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Norman Reynolds; Harry Cordwell
Sound: Robert Knudson, Don Digirolamo, John Boyd, and Tony Dawe
Original Score: John Williams
Film Editing: Michael Kahn
Costume Design: Bob Ringwood

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1987, another historical epic swept all the Oscars, Bernardo Bertolucci's “The Last Emperor,” which has the distinction of winning in each of its 9 nominated categories. Was it a coincidence that two major films set in China were made in the same year