Tonight's a red carpet night—the time when people around the world wait to see which motion pictures and actors/directors win a coveted Oscar in the 85th Academy Awards.
Through the years, a number of films shot on location (or at least in part) in Pittsburgh have received nominations from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a variety of categories. The only ones to emerge as Oscar winners for "best picture" are "The Deer Hunter" and "Silence of the Lambs."
Here's a quick glimpse at movies filmed in Pittsburgh that made it as Academy Award winners or nominees:
- The Deer Hunter: Oscar for best picture, best director, best supporting actor, best film editing and best sound; nominations for best actor, best supporting actress, best original screenplay and best cinematography
- Flashdance: Oscar for best music (original song, "Flashdance...What a Feeling"); nominations for best cinematography, best film editing and best music (original song, "Maniac")
- RoboCop: Won Special Achievement Award for sound effects editing; nominations for best film editing and best sound
- Silence of the Lambs: Oscar for best picture, best actress, best actor, best director and best writing (adapted screenplay); nominations for best sound mixing and best editing
- Hoffa: Nominations for best cinematography and best makeup
- Lorenzo's Oil: Nominations for best actress and best writing (screenplay written directly for the screen)
- That Thing You Do!: Nomination for best original song
- Independence Day: Oscar for best visual effects; nomination for best sound mixing
- Wonder Boys: Oscar for best original song; nominations for best writing and best editing
- Unstoppable: Oscar for best achievement in sound editing
- Warrior: Oscar for best supporting actor
(Editor's note: The list has been changed slightly due to new information but it does not affect the voting statistics.)
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