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Plot, Details & Awards

Junebug

R In Theaters 08/3/2005 , 106min.
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Plot & Details

Phil Morrison, who collaborated with screenwriter Angus MacLachlan for his acclaimed 1990 short, Tater Tomater, joins forces with MacLachlan again for his feature-film debut, Junebug. Junebug takes place in rural North Carolina. Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a sophisticated Chicagoan who owns a gallery devoted to "outsider art," goes south in an effort to woo an eccentric painter (Frank Hoyt Taylor) to her gallery. She brings along her husband, George (Alessandro Nivola), a native of the area, and the couple stays with his family. Peg (Celia Weston), George's mother, gives Madeleine a rather chilly greeting, and seems to think she's a poor match for her eldest son, while his father, Eugene (Scott Wilson), is a bit more welcoming, in his quiet way. George's younger brother, Johnny (Ben McKenzie), is still living at home with his very pregnant wife, Ashley (Amy Adams), and seems to feel nothing but resentment for George. For her part, Ashley is a gregarious young woman, and she's immediately smitten with her "new sister." Junebug was selected by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center for inclusion in the 2005 edition of New Directors/New Films.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director Phil Morrison Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Angus MacLachlan Nominated
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Won
2005 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Mike S. Ryan Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) Amy Adams Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 National Board of Review Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Won

Online Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated

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