Oscar Movies: On Golden Pond (1981)


(ITC Films/IPC Productions)

Oscar Nominations>/b>: 10

Picture, produced by Bruce Gilbert
Director: Mark Rydell
Screenplay (Adapted): Ernest Thompson
Actor: Henry Fonda
Actress: Katharine Hepburn
Supporting Actress: Jane Fonda
Cinematography: Billy Williams
Film Editing: Robert L. Wolfe
Sound: Richard Portman
Original Score: David Grusin

b>Oscar awards: 3


Oscar Context

In 1981, the British sports melodrama “Chariots of Fire,” was the surprise winner of the Best Picture Oscar, with 7 nominations and four awards, including Original Score to Vangelis.

The other four nominees were (alphabetically): Louis Malle's “Atlantic City,” The schmaltzy family saga “On Golden Pod,” with 10 nods, Warren Beatty's semi-successful epic “Reds,” which received the largest number of nominations (12), and Spielberg's nostalgic adventure “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

The winner of the Supporting Actress Oscar was Maureen Stapleton for “Reds.” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” won the Sound and Editing Oscars.