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Plot, Details & Awards

Equus

R 137min.
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Plot & Details

Richard Burton plays a psychiatrist who attempts to discover why young Peter Firth has taken to mutilating live horses. In probing Firth's psyche, Burton discovers that the source of the boy's obsession is his mother, Joan Plowright, who has raised Firth with a convoluted set of values. Even as he gets closer to the reason behind Firth's horrendous acts, Burton discovers many previously locked-away secrets within himself. Equus was based on the play by Peter Schaffer who received an Academy Award Nomination for his adapted screenplay.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Peter Firth Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Shaffer Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Richard Burton Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Jenny Agutter Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Richard Burton Won
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Peter Firth Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Jenny Agutter Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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