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Philomena

November 29, 2013 | 1h 35m

Genre

Drama

Director

Stephen Frears

Cast

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Simone Lahbib, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Wunmi Mosaku, Amy McAllister, Charlie Murphy, Cathy Belton, Kate Fleetwood, Charissa Shearer, Nika McGuigian, Rachel Wilcock, Rita Hamill, Tadhg Bowen, Saoirse Bowen, Harrison D'Ampney, DJ McGrath, Sara Stewart, Gary Lilburn, Charles Edwards, Nicholas Jones, Paris Arrowsmith, Marie Jones, Frankie McCafferty, George Fisher, Amber Batty, Elliot Levey

Producer

Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, Henry Normal, Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan, Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Writer

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, Martin Sixsmith

Synopsis

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock -- something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of -- and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Awards

  • Alexandre Desplat Nominee for the 2014 Academy Award for Music (Original Score)
  • Judi Dench Nominee for the 2014 Academy Award for Actress In a Leading Role
  • Judi Dench Nominee for the 2014 BAFTA Award for Actress In a Leading Role
  • Judi Dench Nominee for the 2014 British Independent Film Awards for Best Actress
  • Judi Dench Nominee for the 2014 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress
  • Judi Dench Nominee for the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • Judi Dench Nominee for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Philomena Nominee for the 2014 British Independent Film Awards for Best British Independent Film
  • Philomena Nominee for the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Stephen Frears Winner for the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival for Audience Award Narrative
  • Stephen Frears, Gabrielle Tana Co-Nominee for the 2014 BAFTA Award for Alexander Korda Award For the Outstanding British Film of the Year
  • Steve Coogan Nominee for the 2014 British Independent Film Awards for Best Actor
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Co-Nominee for the 2014 Academy Award for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Co-Nominee for the 2014 British Independent Film Awards for Best Screenplay
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Co-Nominee for the 2014 Critics' Choice Award for Best Screenplay Adaptation
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Co-Nominee for the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Co-Winner for the 2013 Venice International Film Festival for Award for Best Screenplay
  • Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Co-Winner for the 2014 BAFTA Award for Adapted Screenplay
  • Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana Co-Nominee for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture
  • Steve Coogan, Tracey Seaward, Gabrielle Tana Co-Nominee for the 2014 BAFTA Award for Best Film

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