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Plot, Details & Awards

Blood Diamond

Rated R for strong violence and language.

R In Theaters 12/8/2006 , 143min.
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Plot & Details

A South African mercenary and a Mende fisherman find their fates forever intertwined as they embark on a quest to obtain a rare and highly coveted pink diamond in director Edward Zwick's frantic adventure drama. Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African diamond fields, Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) discovered an extraordinary rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a hired gun who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are used to finance rebellions and terrorist organizations, and is currently serving time for smuggling. As a bloody civil war rages in Sierra Leone and Archer learns that Vandy has safely hidden the diamond in a place where no one would ever suspect, the pair enlist the aid of disillusioned American journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) in recovering the treasure that has the power to save Vandy's family and provide the desperate Archer with a much-needed chance for redemption.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Djimon Hounsou Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Steven Rosenblum Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Andy Nelson Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Anna Behlmer Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Ivan Sharrock Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Lon Bender Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated

Black Reel Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Djimon Hounsou Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Djimon Hounsou Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Las Vegas Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Djimon Hounsou Won
2006 Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Djimon Hounsou Won
2006 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

Satellite Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated

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