Oscar Movies: Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

Fox (Morgan Creek)

Oscar Nominations: 3

Screenplay (Adapted): Roger L. Simon and Paul Mazursky
Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston
Supporting Actress: Lena Olin

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

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

The writing award went to Alfred Uhry for adapting his play to the screen in “Driving Miss Daisy.”

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 and 2 Oscars, “My Left Foot” with 5, “Dead Poets Society” with 4, and “Field of Dreams” with 3.

The New York Film Critics Circle conferred on Mazursky the Best Director and on Lena Olin Best Supporting Actress. However, the winner of the Supporting Actress Oscar was Brenda Fricker for “My Left Foot.”