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86 Ratings

Oscar and Lucinda

Directed by Gillian Armstrong
Australia, United States, 1997
Drama, Romance


Adapted from Peter Carey’s novel, this romantic drama centers on feminist Australian heiress Lucinda and British missionary Oscar. Both have a penchant for gambling, and sparks fly when they meet aboard an Australian-bound ship.

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Oscar and Lucinda Directed by Gillian Armstrong

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1998 | Nominee: Most Promising Actress

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

1999 | Winner: Best Cinematography

1999 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor - Female

AACTA International Awards

1998 | 5 wins including: Best Original Music Score

1998 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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