Ordinary People (1980)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Ronald L. Schwary)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Timothy Hutton)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Alvin Sargent)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Mary Tyler Moore)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story concerns the disintegration of an upper-middle class family in Lake Forest, Illinois, following the death of one of their sons in a boating accident. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent was based upon the 1976 novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest. The film was a critical and commercial success, winning four Oscars, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.