Oscar Movies: World According to Garp, The (1982)

Oscar Nominations: 2

Supporting Actor: John Lithgow

Supporting Actress: Glenn Close

Oscar Awards: None


Oscar Context:

The winner of the Supporting Actor Oscar was Louis Gossett Jr. for “An Officer and a Gentleman.”  Jessica Lange won the Supporting Actress Oscar for the comedy “Tootsie.”

Glenn Close was spotted by director Roy Hill in the Broadway musical “Barnum.”  Her role in this film led to bigger ones—and several Oscar nominations (both in the lead and supporting leagues).

Lithgow received another Supporting Actor nomination the following year for the melodrama, “Terms of Endearment.”