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Plot, Details & Awards

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Rated PG for quirky situations, action and mild language.

PG In Theaters 07/15/2005 , 115min.
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Plot & Details

Director Tim Burton brings his unique vision and sensibility to Roald Dahl's classic children's story in this lavish screen interpretation. Willy Wonka (Johnny Depp) is the secretive and wildly imaginative man behind the world's most celebrated candy company, and while the Wonka factory is famously closed to visitors, the reclusive candy man decides to give five lucky children a chance to see the inside of his operation by placing "golden tickets" in five randomly selected chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket (Freddie Highmore), whose poor but loving family lives literally in the shadow of the Wonka factory, is lucky enough to obtain one of the tickets, and Charlie, escorted by his Grandpa Joe (David Kelly), is in for the ride of a lifetime as he tours the strange and remarkable world of Wonka with fellow winners, media-obsessed Mike Teavee (Jordan Fry), harsh and greedy Veruca Salt (Julia Winter), gluttonous Augustus Gloop (Philip Wiegratz), and ultra-competitive Violet Beauregarde (AnnaSophia Robb). Over the course of the day, some of the children will learn difficult lessons about themselves, and one will go on to become Wonka's new right hand. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory also stars Christopher Lee, James Fox, and Noah Taylor; the book was famously adapted to the screen before in 1971 under the title Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder as the eccentric candy tycoon.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Gabriella Pescucci Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Alex McDowell Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Joss Williams Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Peter Owen Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Ivana Primorac Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chas Jarrett Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Gabriella Pescucci Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Joh Thum Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Nick Davis Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Johnny Depp Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction - Period or Fantasy Film Alex McDowell Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Alex McDowell Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Joss Williams Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Peter Owen Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Ivana Primorac Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chas Jarrett Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Gabriella Pescucci Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Joh Thum Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Nick Davis Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actor Freddie Highmore Won
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Live Action Family Film Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score Danny Elfman Nominated

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 London Film Critics Association Best Actor Johnny Depp Nominated

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