Oscar Movies: Piano, The (1993)


Australia-France (Jan Chapman and CIBY 2000 Production)

Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Jan Chapman
Director: Jane Campion
Screenplay (Original): Jane Champion
Actress: Holly Hunter
Supporting Actress: Anna Paquin
Cinematography: Stuart Dryburgh
Film Editing: Veronika Jenet

Oscar Awards: 3

Screenplay (Original)
Supporting Actress

The most nominated (12) picture in 1993, “Schindler's List” competed for the top award with the action-adventure “The Fugitive (7 nominations), Jim Sheridan's socially-conscious drama “In the Name of the Father” (7), Campion's “The Piano” (8), and Merchant-Ivory production of “The Remains of the Day,” which, with 8 nods but o Oscars, became the biggest Oscar loser of the year.

Sweeping most of the Oscars, “Schindler's List” won Picture, Director for Spielberg, Adapted Screenplay for Steven Zaillian, Cinematography for Janusz Kaminski, and Editing for Michael Kahn.

Tom Hanks won the Best Actor for the Aids drama, “Philadelphia,” Tommy Lee Jones the Supporting Award for the adventure “The Fugitive,” and child actress Anna Paquin the Supporting Actress for “The Piano.”

With two nominations in the same year, the Best Actress was for “The Remains of the Day,” Emma Thompson joins a small group of actors who have achieved that, including Sigourney Weaver, who in 1988, was nominated for lead in “Gorrilas in the Mist,” and supporting part in the comedy “Working Girl.” Like Thompson, Weaver lost in both categories.