Oscar Movies: Prince of Tides, The (1991)

Columbia (Barwood/Longfellow Production)

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Brabra Streisand and Andrew Karsch
Screenplay (Adapted): Pat Conroy and Becky Johnston
Actor: Nick Nolte
Supporting Actress: Kate Nelligan
Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Paul Sylbert; Carl Heller
Original Score: James Newton Howard

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

The big winner in 1991 was Jonathan Demme's “The Silence of the Lambs,” which won Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Actress (Jodie Foster). The three other Best Picture nominees were Disney's animated musical “Beauty and the Beast,” Barry Levinson's gangster biopic “Bugsy,” and Barbra Streisand's melodrama “The Prince of Tides.”

The winner of the Supporting Actress Oscar was Mercedes Ruehl for “The Fisher King.” The Cinematography Oscar went to Robert Richardson for “JFK,” and the Scoring Award to Alan Menken for “Beauty and the Beast.”