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America, America

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Plot & Details

Filmmaker Elia Kazan based America, America on the early life of his Greek-immigrant uncle. Stavros Topouzoglow is the young immigrant, whose starry-eyed impressions of America are soon compromised by reality. Despite the casual cruelties, betrayals, and career setbacks, Stavros forms strong and lasting friendships which help him weather the worst. An Oscar went to the painstakingly accurate art direction of Gene Callahan. Despite moments that are not suitable for children, America, America won a rare "bell-ringer" rating from the high-school oriented Scholastic magazines back in 1963; in the years since, it has become a stalwart of the American Movie Classics cable service.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Elia Kazan Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Gene Callahan Won
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Elia Kazan Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Elia Kazan Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Elia Kazan Won
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Linda Marsh Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Male Stathis Giallelis Won
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Stathis Giallelis Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Gregory Rozakis Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Paul Mann Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 Directors Guild of America Best Director Elia Kazan Nominated

Library of Congress

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Library of Congress U.S. National Film Registry Won

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