Oscar Movies: Godfather Part III, The (1990)

(Coppola Company Productions)

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Francis Ford Coppola
Director: Coppola
Supporting Actor: Andy Garcia
Cinematography: Gordon Willis
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Dean Tavoularis, Gary Fettis
Film Editing: Barry Malkin, Lisa Fruchtman, Walter Murch
Song: “Promise Me You'll Remember,” music by Carmine Coppola, lyrics by John Bettis

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Oscar Context:

This is the third (and final) installment of the “Godfather” saga, one of the few series, in which each of the three chapters received Best Picture nomination. It's also the weakest of the trilogy, though it has some artistic merits.

In 1990, Coppola's Mafia movie competed with Scorsese's crime-gangster “GoodFellas,” which received 6 nominations; two melodramas, “Awakening,” with 3 nods, and “Ghost,” with 5. The big winner was Kevin Costner's epic Western, Dances With Wolves, which was honored with the largest number of nominations (12) and Oscars (7), including Best Picture and Best Director.

“Godfather, Part III” and “Awakenings” emerged as the big losers, since each film failed to receive a single award.