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Plot, Details & Awards

Days of Wine and Roses

G In Theaters 04/2/1997 , 118min.
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Plot & Details

In this addiction melodrama, Joe Clay (Jack Lemmon), a promising adman, meet his future wife Kirsten (Lee Remick) at a party. Once married, the pressures of his business lead Joe to seek solace in liquor. Kirsten joins him in his nocturnal drinking sessions, and before long both are confirmed alcoholics. After several frightening episodes, Joe is able to shake the habit thanks to AA, but Kirsten finds it impossible to get through the day without liquor. The two split up, although Joe clings to the hope that someday he and Kirsten will be reunited, if for no reason other than the sake of their young daughter. J.P. Miller adapted the screenplay from his own 1958 Playhouse 90 television script. Though nominated in several categories, Days of Wine and Roses won only the Best Song Oscar for Henry Mancini's title tune.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Joseph C. Wright Nominated
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Jack Lemmon Nominated
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction George James Hopkins Nominated
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Johnny Mercer Won
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Lee Remick Nominated
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Costume Design Donfeld Nominated
1962 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Henry Mancini Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film - Any Source Blake Edwards Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1962 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Blake Edwards Nominated
1962 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Jack Lemmon Nominated
1962 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Lee Remick Nominated
1962 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film - Any Source Blake Edwards Nominated

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