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Plot, Details & Awards

Flashdance

R In Theaters 04/15/1983 , 96min.
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Plot & Details

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri) and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long (Lilia Skala). The film's signature scene is, of course, Alex's water-drenched dance audition, largely performed in long shot by her dance double Marine Jahan. Essentially an old-fashioned backstage yarn, Flashdance was given a contemporary spin by its pulsating, musical score featuring the Oscar-winning Best Song, Flashdance...What a Feeling, (music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara).

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Giorgio Moroder Won
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Nominated
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Dennis Matkosky Nominated
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Bud Smith Nominated
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Walt Mulconery Nominated
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Irene Cara Won
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Keith Forsey Won
1983 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Michael Sembello Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1983 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Bud Smith Won
1983 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Walt Mulconery Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Giorgio Moroder Won
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Michael Sembello Nominated
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Irene Cara Won
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Nominated
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Jennifer Beals Nominated
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Keith Forsey Won
1983 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Giorgio Moroder Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1983 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Bud Smith Won
1983 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Walt Mulconery Won

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