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“Good Will Hunting” Is “Great To Be Nominated”


Beverly Hills, CA — The 1997 Best Picture nominee “Good Will Hunting” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Great To Be Nominated” series. The story of a mathematical genius searching for purpose in his South Boston life will screen on Monday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Following the screening, editor Pietro Scalia, producer Lawrence Bender, co-producer Chris Moore, and production designer Melissa Stewart will participate in a discussion about the film.

“Good Will Hunting” earned a total of nine Academy Award® nominations and won Oscars® for Actor in a Supporting Role (Robin Williams) and Writing – Screenplay written directly for the screen (Ben Affleck, Matt Damon). The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Bender), Actor in a Leading Role (Matt Damon), Actress in a Supporting Role (Minnie Driver), Directing (Gus Van Sant), Film Editing (Scalia), Music – Original Dramatic Score (Danny Elfman) and Music – Original Song (“Miss Misery,” Music and Lyric by Elliott Smith).

“Good Will Hunting” and “L.A. Confidential” each received nine nominations and won two Academy Awards in 1997. “L.A. Confidential” was screened in May as part of the series.

The Oscar-nominated animated short “The Mermaid” will be screened prior to the feature.

Passes for part five of “Great To Be Nominated” are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Including “Good Will Hunting,” there are 12 films left in the series. A $5 discount is available for those who wish to renew their passes from parts one, two, three or four of the series. Individual tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Passes and tickets may be purchased online at, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.


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