BetteBack December 26, 1991: Oscar Sure Shots And Contenders

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
December 26, 1991


The following are considered Oscar contenders:

Best picture sure-shots: “Silence of the Lambs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Bugsy

Contenders: “The Prince of Tides,” “Grand Canyon,’ ‘ The Fisher King,” “JFK,” “Thelraa & Louise,” “Boyz N the Hood

Long shot: “At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Best director sure shots: Jonathan Demme (“Silence of the Lambs”), Barry Levinson (“Bugsy”), Barbra Streisand (“Prince of Tides”)

Contenders: Terry Gilliam (“The Fisher King”), Oliver Stone (“JFK”), John Singleton (“Boyz N the Hood”), Lawrence Kasdan (“Grand Canyon”), Ridley Scott (“Thelma& Louise“)

Best actor sure shots: Nick Nolte (“Prince of Tides”), Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs”), Robin Williams (“The Fisher King”), Warren Beatty (“Bu|$y”)

Contenders: Kevin Costner (“JFK”), Jeff Bridges (“The Fisher King”), William Hurt (“The Doctor”), River Phoenix (“My Own Private Idaho”), Danny Glover (“Grand Canyon”)

Best actress sure shots: Bette Midler (“For the Boys”), Jodie Foster (“Silence of the Lambs”), Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon (“Thelma& Louise”)

Contenders: Barbra Streisand (“Prince of Tides”), Annotte Bening (“Rugsy”), Michele Pfeiffer (“Frankie and Johnnie”), Mary McDonnell (“Grand Can)on”), Laura Dern (“Rambling Rose”)

Best supporting actor contenders: Aidan Quinn (“At Play in the Fields of the Lord”), Steven Hill (“Billy Bathgate”), Morgan Freeman (“Robin Hood”), Alan Ricktrum (“Robin Hood”), Joe Pesci X”J1′”K”), Ben Kmgsley (“Bugsy”), Haivey Keitel (“Bugsy”), Larry Fishburne (“Boyz N the Hood”), Robert Duvall (“Rambling Rose”), Michael Lerner (“Barton Fink”)

Best supporting actress sure shots: Juliette Lewis (“Cape Fear”), Kate Nelligan (“Prince of Tides”), Mercedes Ru<;hl (“The Fisher King”)

Contenders: Maggie Smith (“Hook”), Jessica Tandy (“Fried Green Tomatoes“), Kathy Bates (“At Play in the Fields of the Lord”), Mary Louise Parker (“Fried Green Tomatoes”), Elizabeth Perkins (“The Doctor”)

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