Only a Few Good Men was nominated for directing, Unforgiven (17th), Malcolm X (30th), and Scent of a Woman (38th) for acting, screenplay, or Best Picture. Only a Few Good Men won all three awards.
Malcolm X was also nominated for best music score but it lost to What's Love Got To Do With It? By Stevie Wonder and James Ingram.
Scent of a Woman was also nominated for best sound editing but it lost to 12 Monkeys by John Williams.
Unforgiven was also nominated for best visual effects but it lost to The Lion King.
It is called only a few good men: one of Hollywood's most acclaimed films from 1992 that focuses on a law firm where different personalities and viewpoints affect how cases are handled. Directed by Sydney Pollack, this movie was also considered for best picture.
Pollack was nominated for best director but he lost to Robert Redford for 1994's The Firm. This movie was also nominated for two other awards, best actor (Matt Damon) and best supporting actress (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio).
William Wyler is the filmmaker with the most Best Picture nominations (13) and Best Picture victories (3). He was also the only person to direct both winners in the same year: 1949's The Yearling and 1950's Ben-Hur.
Wyler's achievements have never been recognized by the Academy, which has not nominated or awarded prizes to any film director.
Lloyd Bacon directed seven films that were nominated for Best Picture, but he never won.
Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007) are among the films nominated for the annual awards ceremony (2007). The annual awards ceremony recognizes the year's top cinematic achievements. The Academy Awards are hosted by Seth MacFarlane. He is the first comedian to host the show since 1993 when Jerry Lewis did so.
The Oscars are held each year at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. It is the only major award ceremony that is not held in a theater. The winners are determined by votes from members of the film industry who work in various capacities including actors, actresses, directors, writers, and producers. They must be members in good standing of the academy. New members are elected by current members. The number of nominees is always more than the number of awards offered so that more people get recognized for their work. In fact, since its inception, the award ceremony has been held on February 24 every year.
In 2007, the Oscar nominations were announced on January 16 with Atonement leading the pack with 11 nods. Other popular titles include Juno with 10 nods, No Country for Old Men with 9 nods, and there were 8 other films that received 5 nominations each. Michael Clayton, Billy Elliott, Flags of Our Fathers, The Queen, and There Will Be Blood were all nominated for 4 awards each. In total, there were 102 movies considered for nomination.
Kubrick was nominated for best director, but despite being recognized as one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers, with Hitchcock and Welles, he never won. The Exorcist stars Linda Blair and Max von Sydow. Photograph from the Sportsphoto/Allstar/Cinetext Collection.
Blair played a young girl who becomes victim to an evil force while von Sydow is an esteemed priest who tries to save her. The film also features Jason Miller, Geena Davis, and John Ritter.
It was first released in 1973. The last film by Kubrick before his death was 2001: A Space Odyssey which came out six years later. It has been reported that Kubrick wanted Peter Jackson to direct The Shining pre-Warners/Sony, but Jackson felt like he wasn't ready yet so instead he directed Heavenly Creatures which came out two years after The Shining.
He died in 1999 at the age of 70.
"The Artist" also stars John Goodman. The film received five Oscar nominations, including best picture, best director (Hazanavicius), best actor (Dujardin), best costume design (Mark Bridges), and best original soundtrack (Ludovic Bource). It won two awards: best actor (Dujardin) and best original screenplay (John Logan). The film is based on the life of French artist Jean-Louis David.
Academy Award Nominations for 2012 (Complete List)