The Insider (1999)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Dante Spinotti)
Academy Award for Best Director (Michael Mann)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth, Michael Mann)Award details: (details at IMDb)
The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry. The 60 Minutes story originally aired in November 1995 in an altered form because of objections by CBS' then-owner, Laurence Tisch, who also controlled the Lorillard Tobacco Company. The story later aired in a complete and uncensored form on February 4, 1996. Produced by Touchstone Pictures, the film stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, with Christopher Plummer, Bruce McGill, Diane Venora, Michael Gambon, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Gina Gershon, Debi Mazar, and Colm Feore in supporting roles. The script was adapted by Eric Roth and Mann from Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article "The Man Who Knew Too Much". It was nominated for seven Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.