The 60th Academy Award Nominations

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The 60th Academy Award nominations were announced on February 15, 1989.  The big nominees were Rain Man with eight nominations and Dangerous Liaisons and Mississippi Burning both with seven nominations.  Sigourney Weaver was nominated both in Best Actress (Gorillas in the Mist) and Best Supporting Actress (Working Girl).  The Oscars were presented on March 29, 1989.  Click on the BasementRejects Review link below the nominees for a complete review of the nominated films.

Best Picture:

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The Accidental Tourist

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Dangerous Liaisons

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Mississippi Burning

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WINNER:  Rain Man

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Working Girl

Best Director:

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Charles Crichton—A Fish Called Wanda

rain man barry levinson best director academy awards

WINNER:  Barry Levinson—Rain Man

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working girl director mike nichols academy awards

Mike Nichols—Working Girl

mississippi burning director alan parker academy awads

Alan Parker—Mississippi Burning

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last temptation of christ director martin scorsese academy awards

Martin Scorsese—The Last Temptation of Christ

Best Actor:

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Gene Hackman—Mississippi Burning

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Tom Hanks—Big

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rain man dustin hoffman best actor academy award

WINNER:  Dustin Hoffman—Rain Man

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stand and deliver edward james olmos academy awards

Edward James Olmos—Stand and Deliver

pelle the conqueror max von sydow academy awards

Max von Sydow—Pelle the Conqueror

Best Actress:

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Glenn Close—Dangerous Liaisons

accused jodie fost academy award best actress

WINNER:  Jodie Foster—The Accused

Melanie Griffith—Working Girl

cry in the dark meryl streep academy award nomination

Meryl Streep—A Cry in the Dark

gorillas in the mist sigourney weaver best actress

Sigourney Weaver—Gorillas in the Mist

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Best Supporting Actor:

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Alec Guinness—Little Dorrit

fish called wanda kevin kline academy award winner

WINNER:  Kevin Kline—A Fish Called Wanda

tucker the man and his dream martin landau academy awards

Martin Landau—Tucker:  The Man and His Dream

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River Phoenix—Running on Empty

married to the mob dean stockwell academy awards

Dean Stockwell—Married to the Mob

Best Supporting Actress:

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Joan Cusack—Working Girl

accidental tourist geena davis academy award winner

WINNER:  Geena Davis—The Accidental Tourist

mississippi burning frances mcdormand academy awards

Frances McDormand—Mississippi Burning

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dangerous liaisons michelle pfeiffer academy award nominations

Michelle Pfeiffer—Dangerous Liaisons

working girl sigourney weaver academy awards

Sigourney Weaver—Working Girl

Best Original Screenplay:

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Big

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Bull Durham

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A Fish Called Wanda

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WINNER:  Rain Man

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Running on Empty

Best Adapted Screenplay:

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The Accidental Tourist

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WINNER:  Dangerous Liaisons

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Gorillas in the Mist

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Little Dorrit

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Best Foreign Language Film:

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Hanussen

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The Music Teacher

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WINNER:  Pelle the Conqueror

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Salaam Bombay!

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Documentary Feature:

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The Cry of Reason:  Beyers Naude—An Afrikaner Speaks Out

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WINNER:  Hotel Terminus:  The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

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Let’s Get Lost

Promises to Keep

Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Best Documentary Short Subject:

The Children’s Storefront

Family Gathering

Gang Cops

Portrait of Imogen

WINNER:  You Don’t Have to Die

Best Live Action Short Film:

WINNER:  The Appointments of Dennis Jennings

Cadillac Dreams

Gullah Tales

Best Animated Short Film:

The Cat Came Back

Technological Threat

WINNER:  Tin Toy

Best Original Score:

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The Accidental Tourist

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Dangerous Liaisons

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Gorillas in the Mist

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WINNER:  The Milagro Beanfield War

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Rain Man

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Best Original Song:

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“Calling You”—Bagdad Café

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WINNER:  “Let the River Run”—Working Girl

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“Two Hearts”—Buster

Best Sound:

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WINNER:  Bird

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Die Hard

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Gorillas in the Mist

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Mississippi Burning

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Best Sound Effects Editing:

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Die Hard

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WINNER:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Willow

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Best Art Direction:

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Beaches

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WINNER:  Dangerous Liaisons

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Rain Man

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Tucker:  The Man and His Dream

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Best Makeup:

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WINNER:  Beetlejuice

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Coming to America

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Scrooged

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Best Costume Design:

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Coming to America

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WINNER:  Dangerous Liaisons

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A Handful of Dust

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Sunset

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Tucker:  The Man and His Dream

Best Cinematography:

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Die Hard

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Gorillas in the Mist

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Mississippi Burning

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Rain Man

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WINNER:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Best Visual Effects:

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Die Hard

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WINNER:  Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Willow

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Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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