Well, here are a few "honorable" mentions we did not see
fit to include in the Monty Python Oscar Trivia List (see
above). These were films that received Oscar awards or nominations
but had only limited involvement by a Python. Still, in an effort to
be complete, here you have them. It did come as a shock to some to see
that "Casper" was not included in this year's Oscar nominations
for something like special effects. "Casper," as you'll recall,
also starred Eric Idle as a sniveling crook.
(John Cleese had a cameo appearance in this Muppet film)
- NOMINATED FOR: Best Song -- Joe
Raposo - Music & Lyrics for "The First Time it Happens"
WHO WON: Burt Bacharach, Carole
Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross, and Peter Allen - Music & Lyrics
for "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" in "Arthur"
(John Cleese starred as Sheriff Langston in this well-made Western)
- NOMINATED FOR: Music Scoring
-- Bruce Broughton
WHO WON: John Barry for "Out
- NOMINATED FOR: Sound -- Donald
O. Mitchell, Rick Kline, Kevin O'Connell, David Ronne
WHO WON: Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander,
Larry Stensvold, and Peter Handford for "Out of Africa"
(John Cleese starred as Professor Waldman in this Kenneth Branagh version
of the classic novel)
- NOMINATED FOR: Best Achievement
in Makeup -- Daniel Parker, Paul Engelen, and Carol Hemming
WHO WON: Rick Baker, Ve Neill,
and Yolanda Toussieng for "Ed Wood"