Oscar Movies: Passage to India, A (1984)

Oscar nominations: 11

Picture, produced by John Brabourne and Richard Goodwin
Director: David Lean
Screenplay (Adapted): David Lean
Actress: Judy Davis
Supporting Actress: Peggy Ashcroft
Cinematography: Ernest Day
Film Editing: David Lean
Art Direction-Set Decoration: John Box and Leslie Tomkins; Hugh Scaife
Costume Design: Judy Moorcroft
Score (Original): Maurice Jarre
Sound: Graham Hartstone, Nicolas Le Messurier, Michael A. Careter, John Mitchell

Oscar awards: 2

Supporting Actress

Oscar Context

In 1984, “A Passage to India” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “Amadeus,” which swept most of the Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Milos Forman, “The Killing Fields,” “Places in the Heart,” and “A Soldier's Story.”

Sally Field won her second Best Actress in five years; the first Oscar was for “Norma Rae.” The Supporting Actor winner was Haing S. Ngor for “The Killing Fields,” and the Supporting Actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft for “A Passage to India.”

Maurice Jarre achieved some kind of a record by receiving his third Scoring Oscar for a David Lean picture; he previously won for “Lawrence of Arabia,” and “Doctor Zhivago.”

“The Killing Fields” won the Cinematography Oscar for Chris Menges and the Editing for Jim Clark.