Oscar Movies: Field of Dreams (1989)


Oscar Nominations: 3

Picture, produced by Lawrence Gordon and Charles Gordon
Screenplay (Adapted): Phil Alden Robinson
Original Score: James Horner

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

The most nominated film in 1989, “Driving Miss Daisy” received four Oscars out of its nine nominations, including Picture, Adapted 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 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 Scoring Oscar went to Alan Menken for “The Little Mermaid.”