Oscar Movies: Right Stuff, The

Warner (The Ladd Company)

Oscar nominations: 8

Picture, produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff
Supporting Actor: Sam Shepard
Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel
Art direction-set decoration: Geoffrey Kirkland, Richard J. Lawrence, W. Stewart Campbell, and Peter Romero; Pat Pending and George R. Nelson
Film Editing: Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Stewart, and Tom Rolf
Sound: Nark Berger, Tom Scott, Randy Thom, and David MacMillan
Sound Effects Editing: Jay Boekelheide
Original Score: Bill Conti

Oscar awards: 4

Original Score
Film Editing
Sound Effects Editing

Oscar Context

The most nominated film in 1983, “Terms of Endearment” received five Oscars out of its 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Director for James L. Brooks.

The action-adventure “The Right Stuff,” won four technical wards out of 8 nominations, but denied its director Philip Kaufman a nod. The other contenders were smaller, more intimate dramas, such as “The Big Chill,” “The Dresser,” and “Tender Mercies.”