Oscar Movies: Postino, Il (The Postman) (1995)

(The Postman)


Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori, and Gaetano Daniele
Director: Michael Radford
Actor: Massimo Troisi
Screenplay (Adapted): Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, and Massimo Troisi
Score (Dramatic): Luis Bacalov

Oscar Awards: 1


Oscar Context

In 1995, the main competition in the Best Picture category was between Gibson's violent historical epic “Braveheart,” which received 10 nominations and won Best Picture and Director, and Ron Howard's fact-inspired adventure “Apollo 13,” with 9, though director Howard was snubbed by the Academy. The other nominees were “Babe,” the foreign-language film “Il Postino” (“The Postman”), and Ang Lee's literary adaptation “Sense and Sensibility,” which won Emma Thompson an Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

The winner of the Best Actor Oscar was Nicolas Cage for “Leaving Las Vegas.”