Canada's Norman Jewison already had five Oscar nominations at this point, while Britain's John Boorman was previously up as producer-director of Deliverance; his fellow countryman Adrian Lyne gave the world Flashdance and 9 1/2 Weeks. Sweden's Lasse Hallström was a newcomer, but he adapted very well to Hollywood life: two Best Picture nominees (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat), two Nicholas Sparks flicks (Dear John, Safe Heaven), and two more "dog" pictures (Hachi, A Dog's Purpose). Italy's Bernardo Bertolucci, though nominated for The Conformist and Last Tango in Paris, always did his own thing, more of an outsider. But not on this Oscar night...
Deserved? Let's talk after the jump...
Bernardo Bertolucci for The Last Emperor
John Boorman for Hope and Glory
Lasse Hallström for My Life as a Dog
Norman Jewison for Moonstruck
Adrian Lyne for Fatal Attraction
I do love what Boorman brought to his film, but I have to agree with the Academy and give my vote to
THE LAST EMPEROR
Tomorrow, we're looking at the screenplays - yes, all of them!
Original Screenplay: Au Revoir les Enfants, Broadcast News, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck, Radio Days
Adapted Screenplay: The Dead, Fatal Attraction, Full Metal Jacket, The Last Emperor, My Life as a Dog