today, i have for you ten of my favorite oscar-award-winning films. if by some chance you've not seen these, i highly recommend you watch them. now.
|a beautiful mind|
winner: best original screenplay (matt damon and ben affleck); supporting actor (robin williams).
nominee: picture (lawrence bender); director (gus van sant); best actor (damon); supporting actress (minnie driver); original music score (danny elfman); film editing (pietro scalia).
winner: best supporting actress (octavia spencer).
nominee: best picture (chris columbus, brunson green, michael barnathan); actress (viola davis); supporting actress (jessica chastain).
|the lord of the rings: the return of the king|
winner: best picture (barrie osborne, peter jackson and fran walsh); director (jackson); adapted screenplay (walsh, phillipa boyens and jackson); production design/art direction-set decoration (grant major, dan hannah and alen lee); film editing (jamie selkirk); visual effects (jim rygiel, joe letteri, randall william cook and alex funke); makeup (richard taylor and peter king); original score (howard shore); sound mixing (christopher boyes, michael semanick, michael hedges and hammond peek); costume design (ngila dickson and richard taylor); original song (walsh, shore and annie lennox).
|memoirs of a geisha|
winner: best production design (john myre and gretchen rau); cinematography (dion beebe); costume design (colleen atwood).
nominee: original score (john williams); sound mixing (kevin o'connell, greg p. russell, rick kline and john pritchett); sound editing (wylie stateman).
winner: best actor (tom hanks); original song (bruce springsteen).
nominee: original screenplay (ron nyswaner); makeup (carl fullerton and alan d'angelo); original song (neil young).
|saving private ryan|
winner: best director (steven spielberg); cinematography (janusz kaminski); film editing (michael kahn); sound editing (gary rydstrom and richard hymns)
nominee: picture (spielberg, ian bryce, mark gordon and gary levinsohn); original screenplay (robert rodat); actor (tom hanks); production design/art direction-set decoration (thomas e. sanders and lisa dean); original score (john williams); makeup (lois burwell, conor o'sullivan and daniel striepeke).
winner: best picture (steven spielberg, gerald r. molen and branko lustig); director (spielberg); adapted screenplay (steven zaillian); production design/art direction-set decoration (allan starski and ewa braun); film editing (michael kahn); cinematography (janusz kaminski); original score (john williams).
nominee: actor (liam neeson); supporting actor (ralph fiennes); sound (andy nelson, steve pederson, scott millan and ron judkins); costume design (anna sheppard); makeup (christina smith, matthew mungle and judith cory).
|the silence of the lambs|
winner: best picture (edward saxon, kenneth utt and ronald m. bozman); director (jonathan demme); adapted screenplay (ted tally); actor (anthony hopkins); actress (jodi foster).
nominee: film editing (craig mckay); sound (tom fleischman and christoper newman).
|star wars: episode v - the empire strikes back|
winner: visual effects, special achievement award (brian johnson, richard edlund, dennis muren and bruce nicholson); best sound (bill varney, steve maslow, gregg landaker and peter sutton).
nominee: production design/art direction-set decoration (norman reynolds, leslie dilley, alan tomkins and michael ford); original score (john williams).
what are your favorites? share them with me!