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Plot, Details & Awards

Drive

(2011)

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity.

R In Theaters 09/16/2011 , 100min.
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Plot & Details

Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac).

After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk--that they're coming straight for Irene and her son--Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Victor Ennis Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Lon Bender Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Mat Newman Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Albert Brooks Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Beth Mickle Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Use of Music Won
2011 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Mat Newman Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Carey Mulligan Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Newton Thomas Sigel Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Action Movie Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing Mat Newman Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Score Cliff Martinez Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actor Ryan Gosling Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks Nominated
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Albert Brooks Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Ryan Gosling Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Nicolas Winding Refn Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Nominated
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