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Plot, Details & Awards

Iron Man

(2008)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/2/2008 , 126min.
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Plot & Details

From Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures comes Iron Man, an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil. In addition to being filthy rich, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark is also a genius inventor. When Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a diabolical weapon, he instead uses his intelligence and ingenuity to construct an indestructible suit of armor and escape his captors. Once free, Stark discovers a deadly conspiracy that could destabilize the entire globe, and dons his powerful new suit on a mission to stop the villains and save the world. Gwyneth Paltrow co-stars as his secretary, Virginia "Pepper" Potts, while Terrence Howard fills the role of Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, one of Stark's colleagues, whose military background leads him to help in the formation of the suit. Jon Favreau directs, with Marvel movie veterans Avi Arad and Kevin Feige producing.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Christopher Boyes Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Frank Eulner Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Daniel Sudick Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Ben Snow Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Nelson Nominated
2008 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Shane Mahan Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Ben Snow Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects John Nelson Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Shane Mahan Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film J. Michael Riva Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Ben Snow Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects John Nelson Nominated
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Visual Effects Shane Mahan Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Action Movie Nominated

Costume Guild Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Costume Guild Awards Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Rebecca Bentjen Nominated
2008 Costume Guild Awards Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Laura Jean Shannon Nominated

Las Vegas Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Visual Effects Won

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