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Plot, Details & Awards

Mrs. Harris

95min.
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Plot & Details

The sensationalistic murder of diet guru Dr. Herman Tarnower is explored in this stylized take on the tabloid cover story from first-time director Phyllis Nagy. As the inventor of the popular "Scarsdale Diet," Dr. Herman Tarnower (Ben Kingsley) became an overnight success during the peak of the early '80s diet craze. Despite the popularity of the Dr. Tarnower's revolutionary "lose one pound per day" diet, the womanizing ways of the Casanova cardiologist would soon come to a brutal end at the hands of his jealous, prescription drug-addicted lover Jean Harris (Annette Bening). Driven to despair after their 14-year romance failed to result in marriage and enraged by Dr. Tarnower's shameless status as a ladies' man, Harris confronts her former lover in one violent, final act of desperation.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Annette Bening Nominated
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Ben Kingsley Nominated

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Made for Television Movie Nominated
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special Phyllis Nagy Nominated
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special Phyllis Nagy Nominated
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Annette Bening Nominated
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Made for Television Movie Ellen Burstyn Nominated
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Made for Television Movie Cloris Leachman Nominated
2006 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Ben Kingsley Nominated

Producers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year in Long Form Television Elizabeth Karlsen Nominated
2006 Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year in Long Form Television Pamela Koffler Nominated
2006 Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year in Long Form Television Christine Vachon Nominated

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