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Plot, Details & Awards

Cadillac Records

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 12/5/2008 , 108min.
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Plot & Details

Directed by TV veteran Darnell Martin, the musical drama Cadillac Records documents the compelling true-life story of the Chicago record label that helped the world discover such legendary artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Chuck Berry. Founded in 1950 by Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), Chess Records quickly gained a reputation as home to some of the most talented and influential blues artists ever to step into a recording studio. But giving these musicians an opportunity to bring their music to the world was no easy task, because along the way there was enough sex, drugs, and rock & roll to ensure that things around Chess Records never got boring. Featuring Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Gabrielle Union as Geneva Wade, Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, and Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song James Dring Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Beyoncé Knowles Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Ian Dench Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Amanda Ghost Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Scott McFarnon Nominated
2008 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Jody Street Nominated

Women Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Women Film Critics Circle Best Music Won

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