Oscar Movies: Silkwood (1983)

Oscar Nominations: 5

Director: Mike Nichols
Screenplay (Original): Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen
Actress: Meryl Streep
Supporting Actress: Cher
Film Editing: Sam O'Steen

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

In 1983, the big Oscar winner was “Terms of Endearment,” which received Best Picture, Director for James L. Brooks, and Best Actress for Shirley MacLaine.

The winner of the Original Screenplay Oscar was Horton Foote for “tender Mercies.” Linda Hunt won the Supporting Actress for “The Year of Living Dangerously.” The Editing Oscar went to the team of “The Right Stuff,” which included Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Stephen A. Rotter, Douglas Stewart, and Tom Rolf.