Oscar Movies: Raging Bull (1980)


(Robert Chartoff-Irwin Winkler Production)

Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff Director: Martin Scorsese
Actor: Robert De Niro
Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci
Supporting Actress: Cathy Moriarty
Cinematography: Michael Chapman
Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker
Sound: Donald O. Mitchell, Bill Nicholson, David J. Kimball, and Les Lazarowitz

Oscar Awards: 2


Oscar Context

In 1980, Robert Redford's feature debut “Ordinary People,” which swept the most important Oscars, competed with two superlative films (both in black-and-white): David Lynch's “The Elephant Man,” which received 8 nominations but lost in each one of them, and Scorsese's masterpiece “Raging Bull,” which also received 8 nods, winning two, for Actor Robert De Niro and for Thelma Schoonmaker's editing.

The other two nominees were Michael Apted's biopic “Coal Miner's Daughter,” starring Sissy Spacek, and Roman Polanski's literary adaptation “Tess,” which won three technical Oscars out of six nominations.