Oscar Movies: Fabulous Baker Boys, The


Oscar Nominations: 4

Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer
Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus
Original Score: David Grusin
Film Editing: William Steinnkamp

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

“Fabulous Baker Boys” lost in each of its four nominated categories. In 1989, Michelle Pfeiffer swept most of the critics kudos for her fabulous performance, but the winner was Jessica Tandy in “Driving Miss Daisy”; the sentimental factor worked in Tandy's favor, plus it's always easier to win if you performance is contained in a Best Picture nominee, as Tandy's was in “Miss Daisy,” which won Best Picture.

The Cinematography Oscar went to vet Freddie Francis for “Glory”; the Editing Oscar went to David Brenner and Joe Hutshing for “Born on the Fourth of July”; and the Original Score Oscar was won by Alan Menken for “The Little Mermaid.”