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Plot, Details & Awards

Dreamgirls

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug content.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/15/2006 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction John Myhre Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Willie D. Burton Won
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Willie Reale Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Michael Minkler Won
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Anne Preven Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Scott Cutler Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Bob Beemer Won
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson Won
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Siedah Garrett Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Henry Krieger Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Eddie Murphy Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Sharen Davis Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Nancy Haigh Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film Music Henry Krieger Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Scott Cutler Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Henry Krieger Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Anne Preven Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Beyoncé Knowles Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Beyoncé Knowles Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Won
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Eddie Murphy Won
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Jennifer Hudson Won

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Comedy or Musical Feature Virginia Katz Won

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Period Film John Myhre Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Austin Film Critics Breakthrough Artist Jennifer Hudson Won

Black Reel Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Original Score Damon Thomas Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Jennifer Hudson Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Actress Beyoncé Knowles Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Actor Jamie Foxx Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Original Score Harvey Mason, Jr. Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Song Jennifer Hudson Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Eddie Murphy Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Original Soundtrack Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Picture Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Song Beyoncé Knowles Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film Music Henry Krieger Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Song Beyoncé Knowles Won
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Soundtrack Won
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Acting Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director Bill Condon Nominated
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Eddie Murphy Won
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson Won

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