Oscar Movies: Remains of the Day, The (1993)

Oscar Nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Mike Nichols, John Caley, and Ismail Merchant
Screenplay (Adapted): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Director: James Ivory
Actor: Anthony Hopkins
Actress: Emma Thompson
Art Direction: Luciana Arrighi and Ian Whittaker
Costume Design: Jenny Beavan and John Bright
Original Score: Richard Robbins

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

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, Editing for Michael Kahn, Score for John Williams, Art Direction for Allan Starski and Ewa Braun.

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.”

The winner of the Costume Design Oscar was Gabriella Pescucci for Scorsese's period drama, “The Age of Innocence.”

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.