Oscar Movies: Rain Man (1988)

United Artists

(Guber-Peters Company)

Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Mark Johnson
Director: Barry Levinson
Screenplay (Original): Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow
Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Cinematography: John Seale
Art direction-set decoration: Ida Random; Linda DeScenna
Film Editing: Stu Linder
Original Score: Hans Zimmer

Oscar Awards: 4


Oscar Context

The most nominated film in 1988, “Rain Man” received four Oscars out of its 8 nods, including Picture, Director, and Actor.

The other Best Picture nominees represented a mixed bag in genre and quality: “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Mississippi Burning,” each with 8 nominations, Mike Nichols's comedic fable “Working Girl,” with 6, and Kasdan's literary adaptation “The Accidental Tourist,” with 4.