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Plot, Details & Awards

Julia

(1977)
116min.
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Plot & Details

The film traces the lifelong relationship between playwright Lillian Hellman and Julia, a wealthy girl who turns her back on her upbringing to follow her ideals. In the 1930s, while the adult Hellman (Jane Fonda) struggles to establish herself as a playwright with the help of her lover, Dashiell Hammett (Jason Robards), Julia (Vanessa Redgrave) battles the exigencies of the Nazi regime. Visiting Julia in Germany, Lillian realizes how much her friend's idealism has cost her, both physically and financially. Lillian is asked by Julia's friend Johann (Maximilian Schell) to smuggle a large sum of money from Paris to Germany, the better to combat the Nazis from within. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four acting awards, Julia won for Alvin Sargent's screenplay and Robards' and Redgrave's performances, leading to Redgrave's infamous "Zionist hoodlums" acceptance speech.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Walter Murch Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Anthea Sylbert Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Alvin Sargent Won
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards, Jr. Won
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Douglas Slocombe Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Jane Fonda Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave Won
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Richard Roth Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Fred Zinnemann Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Georges Delerue Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Maximilian Schell Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Jane Fonda Won
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Douglas Slocombe Won
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Alvin Sargent Won
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Fred Zinnemann Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Jane Fonda Won
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Maximilian Schell Nominated
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Alvin Sargent Nominated
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Fred Zinnemann Nominated
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Vanessa Redgrave Won
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Jason Robards, Jr. Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Jane Fonda Won
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Douglas Slocombe Won
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Screenplay Alvin Sargent Won
1978 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Fred Zinnemann Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Directors Guild of America Best Director Fred Zinnemann Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Jason Robards, Jr. Won
1977 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Douglas Slocombe Won
1977 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Redgrave Won

National Board of Review

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

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Maximilian Schell Won

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