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Captain Phillips

Rated PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/11/2013 , 134min.
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Plot & Details

'Captain Phillips' is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Chris Munro Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Mike Prestwood Smith Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Billy Ray Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Christopher Rouse Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Mark Taylor Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Chris Burdon Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Oliver Tarney Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Henry Jackman Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Billy Ray Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Paul Greengrass Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Tom Hanks Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Henry Jackman Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Billy Ray Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Paul Greengrass Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Tom Hanks Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Directors Guild of America Best Director Paul Greengrass Nominated

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Writers Guild of America Best Adapted Screenplay Billy Ray Won
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