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Plot, Details & Awards

Being Julia

Rated R for some sexuality.

R In Theaters 10/15/2004 , 103min.
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Plot & Details

A woman scorned unleashes her fury in this droll comedy based on a story by W. Somerset Maugham. Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is a famous and well-respected actress, but though her life in the limelight seems glamorous, things are not going well for her off-stage. Julia's husband (Jeremy Irons) is unfaithful to her (and not especially discreet about it), her son is angry with her, and she's afraid she's losing her looks and allure as she advances further into middle age. In the midst of this, Julia meets a handsome and dashing young American named Tom (Shaun Evans). Tom makes no secret of his attraction to Julia, and the feeling is mutual, leading the two into a torrid affair. But, while Julia at first dives into this adulterous romance with little care for how it could affect her reputation, she becomes livid with rage when she learns that Tom is also involved with a younger actress (Lucy Punch), and is only using Julia to advance himself. Julia then plots an elaborate revenge against Tom in a scheme that will help her win back the pride and confidence life has recently stripped from her. Being Julia also stars Michael Gambon and Bruce Greenwood.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Annette Bening Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Annette Bening Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actress - Runner-up Annette Bening Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Annette Bening Nominated

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Genie Awards Best Supporting Actor Bruce Greenwood Nominated
2004 Genie Awards Best Picture Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 National Board of Review Best Actress Annette Bening Won

New York Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 New York Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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