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Plot, Details & Awards

Annie

(1982)
PG In Theaters 06/18/1982 , 127min.
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Plot & Details

This family classic is adapted from the Broadway musical, which was based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. During the Great Depression in New York City, a plucky red-haired scrapper named Annie (Aileen Quinn) is the voice of hope for her fellow orphans who live under the supervision of drunken floozy Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett). Annie's spirit is fueled by the belief that her real parents dropped her off at the orphanage with a half of a locket, promising to return for her with the other half. One day, the dingy orphanage is visited by the sophisticated Grace Farrell (Ann Reinking), personal secretary to conservative politician Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney). In order to improve his image, Grace brings Annie to the Warbucks estate for a weeklong visit. Annie quickly wins the hearts of servants and politicians alike, eventually even bringing her song of hope, "Tomorrow," to President Roosevelt in Washington. Warbucks and Grace even go so far as to perform a public search for Annie's parents, creating an opportunity for Miss Hannigan, Rooster (Tim Curry), and Lily (Bernadette Peters) to scam their way to the reward money.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1982 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Dale Hennesy Nominated
1982 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Ralph Burns Nominated
1982 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Marvin March Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1982 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Female Aileen Quinn Nominated
1982 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Carol Burnett Nominated
1982 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Aileen Quinn Nominated

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