Oscar Movies: Good Will Hunting (1997)

(Be Gentlemen Production)

Oscar nominations: 9

Picture, produced by Lawrence Bender
Director: Gus Van Sant
Screenplay (Original): Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Actor: Matt Damon
Supporting Actor: Robin Williams
Supporting Actress: Minnie Driver
Film Editing: Pietro Scalia
Original Dramatic Score: Danny Elfman
Original Song: “Miss Misery,” music and lyrics by Elliott Smith

Oscar Awards: 2

Supporting Actor

Oscar Context

Sweeping most (11) of the Oscars in 1997, “Titanic” easily beat out the other four contenders: The American comedy “As Good As It Gets,” the British comedy “The Full Monty,” the youth melodrama “Good Will Hunting,” and the noir-policier “L.A. Confidential,” Curtin Hanson's period drama that earlier won all of the critics awards.

Nominated before in the lead catehory, Robin Williams won his first Oscar in the supporting league.