Oscar Movies: Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)

Columbia (Castle Rock)

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Niki Marvin
Screenplay (Adapted): Frank Darabont
Actor: Morgan Freeman
Cinematography: Roger Deakins
Sound: Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick, and Willie Burton
Score: Thomas Newman
Film Editing: Richard Francis-Bruce

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1994, “The Shawshank Redemption” competed for the Best Picture Oscar with “Forrest Gump” (which won), the year's most honored (13 categories) film, Tarantino's structurally inventive “Pulp Fiction” (7 nods), Redford's fact-based drama “Quiz Show,” which nabbed 4 nominations, and the British comedy “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” which received just 2 nominations.

The Cinematography Oscar went to John Toll for “Legends of the Fall,” the Scoring Oscar to Hans Zimmer for “The Lion King,” and the Sound award for “Speed.”