Quiz Show (1994)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Michael Jacobs, Michael Nozik, Robert Redford)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Paul Scofield)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Paul Attanasio)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford, and written by Paul Attanasio, based on Richard N. Goodwin's memoir Remembering America: A Voice From the Sixties. It stars John Turturro, Rob Morrow, and Ralph Fiennes, with Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, and Christopher McDonald appearing in supporting roles. The film chronicles the Twenty One quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the rise and fall of popular contestant Charles Van Doren after the rigged loss of Herb Stempel, and Congressional investigator Richard Goodwin's subsequent probe. Goodwin co-produced the film. Though the film was a box office disaster, it received generally positive reviews and was nominated for several accolades, including a Best Picture Oscar and a Golden Globe.