Which of these movies did NOT win the Academy Award for Best Picture in the ’80s?
“Driving Miss Daisy”
“The Color Purple”
“Terms of Endearment”
Answer: The Color Purple is a 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg that tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 20th century. The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Whoopi Goldberg and Best Supporting Actress for both Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey. It failed to win any of them, tying the record set by 1977’s The Turning Point for the most Oscar nominations without a single win.