Apollo 13 was beaten out for several awards by a film about a 13th-century warrior, but that was then (1995). Today, just like in the movies, it’s only the astronauts who have survived. And it’s arguable that Apollo 13 was the first film, with or without a spaceship, to launch a thousand corporate seminars on leadership and problem-solving.
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks
Major nominations on original release : Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Kathleen Quinlan)See all nominees