Winner '89:
First Saw It:
Driving Miss Daisy
Early 1990, on the U.S. Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA
Bridesmaids: Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poets Society, Field of Dreams, My Left Foot
My Vote: My Left Foot, even though I've cooled on the filmmaking over the years
Overlooked: When Harry Met Sally..., Do the Right Thing, Crimes and Misdemeanors

Driving Miss Daisy
Director: Bruce Beresford. Cast: Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Esther Rolle, Patti LuPone, Joann Havrilla. Screenplay: Alfred Uhry (based on his play).

Not yet reviewed in full. D+

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Jessica Tandy
Best Actor: Morgan Freeman
Best Supporting Actor: Dan Aykroyd
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alfred Uhry
Best Art Direction: Bruno Rubeo; Crispian Sallis
Best Costume Design: Elizabeth McBride
Best Film Editing: Mark Warner
Best Makeup: Manlio Rocchetti, Lynn Barber, and Kevin Haney

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Jessica Tandy
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Morgan Freeman

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival (1990): Best Acting Team (Freeman & Tandy)
Producers Guild of America: Best Picture
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay
National Board of Review: Best Picture; Best Actor (Freeman)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actress (Tandy)

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