Oscar Movies: GoodFellas (1990)


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Oscar Nominations: 6

Picture, produced by Irwin Winkler.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay (Adapted): Nicholas Pileggi and Scorsese
Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci
Supporting Actress: Lorraine Bracco.
Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker

Oscar Awards: 1

Supporting Actor

Oscar Context:

In 1990, Coppola's last chapter of his mafia saga that began in 1972, “The Godfather, Part III” Competed for the Best Picture with Scorsese's crime-gangster biopic “GoodFellas,” which received 6 nominations; two melodramas, “Awakening,” with 3 nods, and the supernatural romance “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.

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