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Plot, Details & Awards

Inception

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/16/2010 , 148min.
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Plot & Details

Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn't steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets, he can glean information that even the best computer hackers can't get to. In the world of corporate espionage, Cobb is the ultimate weapon. But even weapons have their weakness, and when Cobb loses everything, he's forced to embark on one final mission in a desperate quest for redemption. This time, Cobb won't be harvesting an idea, but sowing one. Should he and his team of specialists succeed, they will have discovered a new frontier in the art of psychic espionage. They've planned everything to perfection, and they have all the tools to get the job done. Their mission is complicated, however, by the sudden appearance of a malevolent foe that seems to know exactly what they're up to, and precisely how to stop them.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Ed Novick Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Andrew Lockley Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Larry Dias Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Guy H. Dyas Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Douglas Mowat Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Pete Bebb Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Lora Hirschberg Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Paul Franklin Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Gary Rizzo Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Emma Thomas Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Richard King Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Douglas Mowat Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Richard King Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Ed Novick Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Lee Smith Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Hans Zimmer Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Larry Dias Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Gary Rizzo Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Andrew Lockley Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Guy H. Dyas Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Pete Bebb Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Lora Hirschberg Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Paul Franklin Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Hans Zimmer Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Christopher Nolan Nominated

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Won

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film Guy H. Dyas Won

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Austin Film Critics Top Ten Film Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Wally Pfister Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Douglas Mowat Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Richard King Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Chris Corbould Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Ed Novick Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Lee Smith Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music Hans Zimmer Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Larry Dias Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Gary Rizzo Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Andrew Lockley Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Guy H. Dyas Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Pete Bebb Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Christopher Nolan Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Lora Hirschberg Won
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Paul Franklin Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Directors Guild of America Best Director Christopher Nolan Nominated

L.A. Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Production Design Guy H. Dyas Won
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