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Plot, Details & Awards

Armageddon

(1998)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi disaster action, sensuality and brief language..

PG-13 In Theaters 07/1/1998 , 151min.
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Plot & Details

Michael Bay (The Rock) directed this science fiction action thriller in the When Worlds Collide tradition. After astronomy students discover a comet-asteroid collision, an asteroid fragment "the size of the Super Dome" threatens. It's destroyed by a secret USA defense in space, but a large chunk veers off toward Singapore. With another asteroid "the size of Texas" en route, a plan is devised to send oil drillers to land on the asteroid and drop a nuclear device down a 1000-foot shaft, a scheme calculated to crack the asteroid into two halves, saving Earth. NASA begins a crash program to train beer-besotted oil roughnecks for the mission. During a stopover to refuel at the Mir Station, the space station is accidentally destroyed, so a Russian cosmonaut also joins the team. Produced by Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer (Con Air), and Gale Anne Hurd (The Relic, The Abyss).

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Diane Warren Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Keith A. Wester Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Effects Editing George Watters II Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Greg P. Russell Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Kevin O'Connell Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Frazier Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Patrick McClung Nominated
1998 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Richard Hoover Nominated

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