Oscar Movies: Mississippi Burning (1988)

Oscar Nominations:  7


Picture, produced by  Frederick Zollo, Robert F. Colesberyy

Director: Alan Parker

Actor: Gene Hackman

Supporting Actress: Frances McDormand

Cinematography: Peter Biziou

Sound: Robert Litt, Elliot Tyson, Rick Kline, Danny Michael

Film Editing: Gerry Hambling


Oscar Awards: 1




Oscar Context:


The most nominated film in 1988, “Rain Man” received four Oscars out of its 8 nods, including Picture, Director, and Actor.  The other Best Picture nominees represented a mixed bag in genre and quality: “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Mississippi Burning,” each with 8 nominations, Mike Nichols's comedic fable “Working Girl,” with 6, and Kasdan's literary adaptation “The Accidental Tourist,” with 4.