Oscar Movies: Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Oscar Alert:
 
Oscar Nominations: 2
 
Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carriere and Philip Kaufman, based on the novel by Milan Kundera
Camera: Sven Nykvist
 
Oscar Context:
 
In 1988, the winners in those categories were Christopher Hampton for his adapted screenplay for Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons,” and Peter Biziou for his lensing of the political film “Mississippi Burning,” both of which were Best Picture nominees.
 
Philip Kaufman failed to get a Directing Oscar nomination in a year in which Charles Crichton received one, for the slapstick comedy “A Fish Called Wanda.”