Oscar Movies: Out of Africa (1985)


Oscar Nominations: 11

Picture, produced by Sydney Pollack
Director: Sydney Pollack
Screenplay (Adapted): Kurt Luedtke
Actress: Meryl Streep
Supporting Actor: Klaus Maria Brandauer
Cinematography: David Watkin
Art direction-set decoration: Stephen Grimes; John MacAvin
Film Editing: Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp, Pembroke Herring, and Sheldon Kahn
Costume design: Milena Canonero
Sound: Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter Handford
Original Score: John Barry

Oscar awards: 7

Art Direction-set decoration
Original Score

Oscar Context:

Two films in 1985 were nominated for 11 Oscars: Pollack's “Out of Africa,” which swept the awards, including Best Picture, and Steven Spielberg's “The Color Purple,” which lost in each of its 11 categories.

The other three Best Picture nominees were of a smaller-scale: Peter Weir's “Witness,” with 8 nods, John Huston's “Prizzi's Honor,” also 8, and the indie “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” which brought Best Actor Oscar to William Hurt.