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Plot, Details & Awards

Erin Brockovich

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 03/17/2000 , 131min.
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Plot & Details

Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on the true story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), if he can help her find a job. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some information on a little-known case filed against Pacific Gas and Electric. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply don't add up, and persuades Ed to allow her to do further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city's water supply, which threatens the health of the entire community. Erin Brockovich was directed by Steven Soderbergh; Julia Roberts earned a $20 million payday for her work on the film, the highest salary paid to a female film star up to that time.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Michael Shamberg Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Danny DeVito Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Steven Soderbergh Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Julia Roberts Won
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Stacey Sher Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Susannah Grant Nominated
2000 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Albert Finney Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Anne V. Coates Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Albert Finney Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Susannah Grant Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Julia Roberts Won
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Steven Soderbergh Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Julia Roberts Won
2000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Albert Finney Nominated
2000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Steven Soderbergh Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 American Film Institute AFI's Top 10 Films of the Year Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Anne V. Coates Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Albert Finney Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Susannah Grant Nominated
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Julia Roberts Won
2000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Steven Soderbergh Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director Steven Soderbergh Won
2000 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Julia Roberts Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Directors Guild of America Best Director Steven Soderbergh Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Director Steven Soderbergh Won
2000 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress Julia Roberts Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2000 National Board of Review Best Actress Julia Roberts Won
2000 National Board of Review Best Director Steven Soderbergh Won

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