Oscar Movies: Fish Called Wanda, A (1988)

MGM (Michael Shamberg-Prominent Features)


Oscar Nominations: 3


Director: Charles Crichton

Screenplay (Original): John Cleese

Supporting Actor: Kevin Kline


Oscar Awards: 1


Supporting Actor


Oscar Context


The most nominated film in 1988, “Rain Man” received four Oscars out of its 8 nods, including Picture, Director, and Actor.  The other Best Picture nominees represented a mixed bag in genre and quality:
“Dangerous Liaisons” and “Mississippi Burning,” each with 8 nominations, Mike Nichols's comedic fable “Working Girl,” with 6, and Kasdan's literary adaptation “The Accidental Tourist,” with 4.


This was Kevin Kline's first and only nomination, in a category that included vet Alec Guinness in “Little Dorrit,” Martin Landau in “Rucker: the Man and His Dream,” River Phoenix in “Running on Empty,” and Dean Stockwell in “Married to the Mob.”