Oscar Movies: Verdict, The

(Zanuck-Brown production)

Oscar Nominations: 5

Picture, produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown
Director: Sidney Lumet
Actor: Paul Newman
Supporting Actor: James Mason
Screenplay (Adapted): David Mamet

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

In 1982, Richard Attenborough's historical biopic “Gandhi” swept most of the Oscars, including Picture, Director, and Actor (Ben Kingsley). James Mason, who had been nominated before, lost the Supporting Actor Oscar to Louis Gossett, Jr. in “An Officer and a Gentleman.” The Adapted Screenplay Oscar went to Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart for “Missing.”