Oscar Movies: Tender Mercies


Oscar nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Philip S. Hobel
Director: Bruce Beresford
Screenplay (Original): Horton Foote
Actor: Robert Duvall
Song: “Over You,” music and lyrics by Austin Roberts and Bobby Hart

Oscar awards: 5


Oscar Context:

The most nominated film in 1983, “Terms of Endearment” received five Oscars out of its 11 nominations, including Picture and Director for James L. Brooks. Its major competitor was Philip Kaufman's action-adventure “The Right Stuff,” which won four technical wards out of 8 nominations. The other contenders were smaller, more intimate dramas, such as “The Big Chill” and “The Dresser.”

The Best Song Oscar went to “Flashdance: What a Feeling,” from the movie “Flashdance,” by Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey, and Irene Cara.