I have been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. The next on my list was the 1980 winner, Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton and Judd Hirsch. I first saw this film about eight years ago.
Ordinary People is a family drama about a family dealing with grief. It takes a very nuanced and moving look at the problems they face moving on..
The other Best Picture nominees that year were Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull, and Tess. Ordinary People also won Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hutton), Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (the novel by Judith Guest).
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