In this glowingly atmospheric comedy, a young Italian-American woman, bitter after having been widowed by a speeding bus, makes a practical decision to marry a longtime friend for stability and security, even though her feelings for him are tepid at best. But when she falls in love with her fiance's estranged one-handed younger brother, screwball sparks fly. Great, subtle performances and a warm regard for the film's Bronx milieu highlight the film. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Actress--Cher, Best Supporting Actress--Olympia Dukakis, and Best Original Screenplay.
Academy Awards Best Actress 1987 Cher Oscar Winning Music Performer/Actress, MOONSTRUCK
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress 1987 Olympia Dukakis Oscar Winning American actress, MOONSTRUCK, STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1987 John Patrick Shanley Screenwriter/Playwright