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The Complete Oscar Quest: 61st Academy Awards (1988)

1988

Best Picture

  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Rain Man
  • Working Girl

Best Director

  • Charles Crichton, A Fish Called Wanda
  • Barry Levinson, Rain Man
  • Mike Nichols, Working Girl
  • Alan Parker, Mississippi Burning
  • Martin Scorsese, The Last Temptation of Christ

Best Actor

  • Gene Hackman, Mississippi Burning
  • Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man
  • Tom Hanks, Big
  • Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver
  • Max von Sydow, Pelle the Conqueror

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close, Dangerous Liaisons
  • Jodie Foster, The Accused
  • Melanie Griffith, Working Girl
  • Meryl Streep, A Cry in the Dark
  • Sigourney Weaver, Gorillas in the Mist

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alec Guinness, Little Dorritt
  • Kevin Kline, A Fish Called Wanda
  • Martin Landau, Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • River Phoenix, Running on Empty
  • Dean Stockwell, Married to the Mob

Best Supporting Actress

  • Joan Cusack, Working Girl
  • Geena Davis, The Accidental Tourist
  • Frances McDormand, Mississippi Burning
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, Dangerous Liaisons
  • Sigourney Weaver, Working Girl

Best Original Screenplay

  • Big
  • Bull Durham
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Rain Man
  • Running on Empty

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • Little Dorritt
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Best Editing

  • Die Hard
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Rain Man
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Best Cinematography

  • Mississippi Burning
  • Rain Man
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Best Original Score

  • The Accidental Tourist
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Rain Man

Best Original Song

  • “Calling You,” from Bagdad Cafe
  • “Let the River Run,” from Working Girl
  • “Two Hearts,” from Buster

Best Art Direction

  • Beaches
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • Rain Man
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Best Costume Design

  • Coming to America
  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • A Handful of Dust
  • Sunset
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Best Makeup

  • Beetlejuice
  • Coming to America
  • Scrooged

Best Visual Effects

  • Die Hard
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Willow

Best Sound Editing

  • Die Hard
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • Willow

Best Sound Mixing

  • Bird
  • Die Hard
  • Gorillas in the Mist
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Hanussen
  • The Music Teacher
  • Pelle the Conqueror
  • Salaam Bombay!
  • Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Documentary

  • The Cry of REason: Beyers Naude – An Afrikaner Speaks Out
  • Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
  • Let’s Get Lost
  • Promises to Keep
  • Who Killed Vincent Chin?

Best Documentary Short

  • The Children’s Storefront
  • Family Gathering
  • Gang Cops
  • Portrait of Imogen
  • You Don’t Have to Die

Best Live-Action Short

  • The Appointments of Dennis Jennings
  • Cadillac Dreams
  • Gullah Tales

Best Animated Short

  • The Cat Came Back
  • Technological Threat
  • Tin Toy

Total List of Films Nominated:

  1. The Accidental Tourist
  2. The Accused
  3. Bagdad Cafe
  4. Beaches
  5. Beetlejuice
  6. Big
  7. Bird
  8. Bull Durham
  9. Buster
  10. Coming to America
  11. A Cry in the Dark
  12. Dangerous Liaisons
  13. Die Hard
  14. A Fish Called Wanda
  15. Gorillas in the Mist
  16. A Handful of Dust
  17. The Last Temptation of Christ
  18. Little Dorritt
  19. Married to the Mob
  20. The Milagro Beanfield War
  21. Mississippi Burning
  22. Pelle the Conqueror
  23. Rain Man
  24. Running on Empty
  25. Scrooged
  26. Stand and Deliver
  27. Sunset
  28. Tequila Sunrise
  29. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  30. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  31. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  32. Willow
  33. Working Girl

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