The movie earned 11 Academy Awards nominations, which is one of the most in movie history.
The movie’s only win was for film editing, but the movie itself received a Best Picture nomination and stars Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright received best actor and best actress nominations for their portrayals of Lou Gehrig and his wife Eleanor.
Newman won awards for his performance, although he was not nominated for an Oscar.
The movie won two Oscars for best cinematography and best art direction and also received a nomination for best film editing.
“The Hustler” won two Oscars — for best cinematography and best direction — and received seven other nominations, including one for Newman, one for best picture, and one each for supporting actors and actresses Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott.
De Niro wasn’t nominated for an Oscar, but the actor who played his manager, Vincent Gardenia, received a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
“Rocky” won the Best Picture Oscar for Best Picture and also won Oscars for best director (John Avildsen) and best film editing.
In addition, the movie about the underdog boxer was nominated for seven other Oscars.
Star Sylvester Stallone was nominated in the best actor and writing categories, Talia Shire was nominated as best actress, and Burgess Meredith and Burt Young received best supporting actor nominations.
Robert De Niro won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of boxer Jake LaMotte (he’s alive today at age 92) and the movie also won for best film editing.
The movie itself, director Martin Scorsese, supporting actor Joe Pesci, and supporting actress Cathy Moriarty also received nominations.
“Chariots” won four Oscars — best picture, best writing, best costume design, and, of course, best music. The movie also received three other nominations, including best director (Hugh Hudson).
It got far less respect from the Academy Awards, but Dennis Hopper was nominated for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a town drunk and the film received a best music nomination.
It also received three Oscar nominations for best picture, best writing, and best music. By the way, “Bull Durham” (1988), which also starred Costner, received one nomination, for best writing.
“Hoop Dreams” did receive a best film editing Oscar nomination, was named the best movie by the Chicago Film Critics Association, the best non-fiction movie by the New York Film Critics Circle, and the best documentary by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.