Skip to main content
Bridget Jones's Diary Movie Poster
Plot, Details & Awards

Bridget Jones's Diary

Rated R for language and some strong sexuality.

R In Theaters 04/13/2001 , 92min.
Share this movie on

Plot & Details

Based on Helen Fielding's hugely popular novel, this romantic comedy follows Bridget (Renee Zellweger), a post-feminist, thirty-something British woman who has a penchant for alcoholic binges, smoking, and an inability to control her weight. While trying to keep these things in check and also deal with her job in publishing, she visits her parents for a Christmas party. They try to set her up with Mark (Colin Firth), the visiting son of one of their neighbors. Snubbed by Mark, she instead falls for her boss Daniel (Hugh Grant), a dashing lothario who begins to send her suggestive e-mails that soon lead to a dinner date proposition. Daniel reveals that he and Mark attended college together, during which time Mark had an affair with his fiancée. When Bridget finds Daniel cavorting with an American colleague, she decides to change her life with a new job as a TV presenter. At a dinner party, she bumps into Mark again, who expresses his affection for her; when Daniel claims he wants Bridget back, the two fight over who deserves her affections the most. Popular British performers Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, and Shirley Henderson appear in the supporting cast.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Renée Zellweger Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Renée Zellweger Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Tim Bevan Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Richard Curtis Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Andrew Davies Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Jonathan Cavendish Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Helen Fielding Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Eric Fellner Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Colin Firth Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Renée Zellweger Nominated
2001 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Renée Zellweger Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Tim Bevan Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Richard Curtis Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Andrew Davies Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Jonathan Cavendish Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Helen Fielding Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Eric Fellner Nominated
2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Colin Firth Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Renée Zellweger Nominated

European Film Academy

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 European Film Academy Best European Film Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2001 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Helen Fielding Nominated
2001 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Andrew Davies Nominated
2001 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Richard Curtis Nominated

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X