Oscar Movies: Otello (1986): Zeffirelli Visually Stunning, Well Sung Verdi Opera

Franco Zeffirelli made a visually stunning version of the popular Verdi opera, based on Shakespeare’s well-known play.

The movie, nominated for the Costume Design Oscar, is well cast with three terrific singers: Placido Domingo as Othello, Katia Riciarelli as Desdemona, and Justino Diaz as Iago.


Oscar Nominations: 1

Costume Design: Anna Anni and Maurizio Millenotti

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winners of the Costume Design Oscar were Jenny Beavan and John Bright for A Room With a View, the Merchant-Ivory production.