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All The President's Men

PG In Theaters 04/7/1976 , 138min.
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Plot & Details

Conspiracy film specialist Alan J. Pakula turned journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's best-selling account of their Watergate investigation into one of the hit films of Bicentennial year 1976. While researching a story about a botched 1972 burglary of Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex, green Washington Post reporters/rivals Woodward (Robert Redford, who also exec produced) and Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) stumble on a possible connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. With the circumspect approval of executive editor Ben Bradlee (Jason Robards), the pair digs deeper. Aided by a guilt-ridden turncoat bookkeeper (Jane Alexander) and the vital if cryptic guidance of Woodward's mystery source, Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), Woodward and Bernstein "follow the money" all the way to the top of the Nixon administration. Despite Deep Throat's warnings that their lives are in danger, and the reluctance of older Post editors, Woodward and Bernstein are determined to get out the story of the crime and its presidential cover-up. Once Bradlee is convinced, the final teletype impassively taps out the historically explosive results.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards, Jr. Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Jim Webb Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Robert Wolfe Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Walter Coblenz Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Jane Alexander Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Dick Alexander Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Les Fresholtz Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay William Goldman Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction George P. Gaines Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Alan J. Pakula Nominated
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction George Jenkins Won
1976 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Arthur Piantadosi Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Alan J. Pakula Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Jason Robards, Jr. Nominated
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay William Goldman Nominated
1976 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Alan J. Pakula Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 Directors Guild of America Best Director Alan J. Pakula Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards, Jr. Won
1976 National Board of Review Best Picture Won
1976 National Board of Review Best Director Alan J. Pakula Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 National Society of Film Critics Best Picture Won
1976 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards, Jr. Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1976 New York Film Critics Circle Best Picture Won
1976 New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards, Jr. Won
1976 New York Film Critics Circle Best Director Alan J. Pakula Won
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