Oscar Movies: Sunshine Boys, The (1975)

Oscar Nominations: 4
 
Screenplay (Adapted): Neil Simon
Actor: Walter Matthau
Supporting Actor: George Burns
Art Direction-Set Decoration: Albert Brenner; Marvin March
 
Oscar Awards: 1
 
Supporting Actor
 
Oscar Context:
 
In 1975, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the most nominated (9) film, swept most of the important awards, including Picture, Director for Milos Forman, Screenplay for Laurence Hauben and Bo Goldman, Actor for Jack Nicholson and Actress for Louise Fletcher. It was the second film in the Academy's history, after Capra's comedy "It Happened One Night," in 1934, to achieve that.
 
The Art Direction Oscar went to Kubrick's visually brilliant literary adaptation, "Barry Lyndon."
 
Sidnely Lumet's excellent New York streets drama "Dog Day Afternoon;" Spielberg's first blockbuster that was also extremely well-acted "Jaws"; and Robert Altman's cynical epic Americana "Nashville," considered by many critics to be his best work, which won only one Oscar (for Best Song). The technical Oscars were split between "Barry Lyndon" and "Jaws."