Movie | Only one of the Best Picture nominees was in the top 20
by Pamela Johnson
Posted 3/22/97, 12:00 am
How many people have seen all of the movies nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture? Not very many. Of all of the nominees, only Jerry Maguire was a top-20 hit. The others, all of which were made by independent studios, languished at the box office. This year's Oscar nominees demonstrate the growing gap between the sensibilities of the filmmaking community and that of the rest of America.
Here is a run-down on each of the Best Picture nominees. Significantly, every one is R-rated.