Oscar Movies: Schindler's List

Spielberg's three-hour Holocaust epic is his most mature film to date. Made on a relatively small budget ($23 million), and shot in black and white, the narrative tackles an unusually tough subject matter. By holding himself back, Spielberg took a great leap forward, making a powerful yet restrained movie.

The Academy voters finally “forgave” Spielberg for being the world's most commercial filmmaker and honored him with the Best Director accolade.

Oscar Nominations: 12

Universal (Amblin Entertainment Production)

Picture, produced by Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, and Branko Lustig
Director: Spielberg
Screenplay (Adapted): Steven Zallian
Actor: Liam Neeson
Supporting Actor: Ralph Fiennes
Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski
Art Direction: Allan Starski and Ewa Braun
Costume Design: Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard
Film Editing: Michael Kahn
Makeup: Christina Smith, Matthew Mungle, Judy Alexander Cory
Score (Original): John Williams
Sound: Andy Nelson, Steve Pederson, Scott Millan, and Ron Judkins

Oscar Awards: 7

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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.