Oscar Movies: Gaby-A True Story (1987)

Luis Mandoki's sentimental family melodrama concerns a young woman named Gaby Brimmer (well played by Rachel Levin), who was born with cerebral palsy, but despite great hardships, went through formal education and eventually became a published author.
Oscar Alert
Oscar nominations: 1
Supporting Actress: Norma Aleandro
Oscar Context
The winner of Supporting Actress Oscar was Olympia Dukakis for the comedy "Moosnstruck," which was nominated for Best Picture and won Cher a Best Actress Oscar.
The other nominees were Anne Archer for the thriller "Fatal Attraction," Anne Ramsey in the comedy, "Throw Mamma from the Train," and vet actress Ann Southern in "The Whales of August," co-starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish.