Oscar Movies: Ghost (1990)

Paramount (Howard W. Koch Production)

Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Lisa Weinstein
Screenplay (Original): Bruce Joel Rubin
Supporting Actress: Whoopi Goldberg
Original Score: Maurice Jarre
Film Editing: Walter Murch

Oscar Awards: 2

Screenplay (Original)
Supporting Actress

Oscar Context

Sweeping most of the Oscars in 1990, “Dances With Wolves” received 12 nominations, that largest that year. Kevin Costner's Western competed with two crime films: Coppola's “The Godfather: Part III” and Scorsese's “GoodFellas,” each of which got 6 nominations.

The other two nominees for Best Picture were Penny Marshall's melodrama “Awakenings” and the spiritual romantic melodrama “Ghost,” the most commercially successful of the five nominated films.