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Plot, Details & Awards

Beginners

Rated R for language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 06/3/2011 , 104min.
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Plot & Details

From writer/director Mike Mills comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. 'Beginners' imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent of 'Inglourious Basterds') only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who -- following 44 years of marriage -- came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Christopher Plummer Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Won
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay Mike Mills Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Christopher Plummer Won
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Mike Mills Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Mike Mills Nominated

L.A. Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer Won
2011 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won
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