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Plot, Details & Awards

Alice in Wonderland

(2010)

Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar.

PG In Theaters 03/5/2010 , 108min.
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Plot & Details

Director Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) team up to deliver this visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is attending party at a lavish country estate when she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch dart into the bushes. Curious, she follows the rabbit to an enormous tree, and tumbles down a hole that takes her to Underland, a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures in search of someone to save them from the dreaded Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has assumed control of the kingdom by decapitating anyone who dares disagree with her. According to a scroll detailing a historical timeline of Underland -- including events that have not yet taken place -- it is Alice who will set the kingdom free by defeating the Jabberwocky, a powerful dragon-like creature under the control of the Red Queen. But is this Alice the same Alice who appears in the scroll? While some of the creatures of Underland have their doubts, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and his friends are certain she's the same girl who previously visited them years ago. When the Red Queen kidnaps the Mad Hatter, Alice attempts to free her friend and locate the one weapon with the power to slay the Jabberwocky, thereby restoring the White Queen (Anne Hathaway) to the throne, and bringing peace back to Underland.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Sean Phillips Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Karen O'Hara Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Carey Grant Villegas Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Robert Stromberg Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects David Schaub Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Ken Ralston Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Karen O'Hara Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Ken Ralston Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects David Schaub Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Paul Gooch Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Danny Elfman Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Valli O'Reilly Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Sean Phillips Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Robert Stromberg Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Carey Grant Villegas Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Johnny Depp Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Danny Elfman Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film Robert Stromberg Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Karen O'Hara Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Ken Ralston Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects David Schaub Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Paul Gooch Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Danny Elfman Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Valli O'Reilly Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Sean Phillips Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Robert Stromberg Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Carey Grant Villegas Nominated

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 London Film Critics Association Best British Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter Nominated
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