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Plot, Details & Awards

Mary, Queen of Scots

PG 128min.
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Plot & Details

Vanessa Redgrave stars as Mary Stuart of Scotland, with Glenda Jackson co-starring as Queen Elizabeth I. As with the earlier Maxwell Anderson play Mary of Scotland, the film sympathizes with Mary, and there are two fictionalized face-to-face confrontations between the two queens (who never met in real life). With this film, old-line Hollywood producer Hal Wallis continued his trademark of showcasing dynamic stars within a period milieu; the film is literally swamped with lavish Tudor decor.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Robert Cartwright Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Bob Jones Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Vanessa Redgrave Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Margaret Furse Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound John Aldred Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama Score John Barry Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Peter Howitt Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Terence Marsh Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score John Barry Nominated
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Glenda Jackson Nominated
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay John Hale Nominated
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Vanessa Redgrave Nominated

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