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Plot, Details & Awards

Nashville

R In Theaters 09/1/1997 , 157min.
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Plot & Details

Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley); Tom (Keith Carradine), a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin); Sueleen Gay (Gwen Welles), a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig; Albuquerque (Barbara Harris), a runaway wife with dreams of stardom; nightclub owner Lady Pearl (Barbara Baxley), who reminisces about "those Kennedy boys"; single-minded groupie L.A. Joan (Shelley Duvall); vapid BBC commentator Opal (Geraldine Chaplin); and campaign guru John Triplette (Michael Murphy), who is trying to organize a concert rally for the unseen but always heard populist presidential candidate-cum-demagogue Hal Phillip Walker. Everything comes to a head during a climactic concert at Nashville's replica of the Parthenon temple, as the entertainment-hungry audience is momentarily woken out of its stupor by unexpected violence, only to be lulled into a restorative sing-along to "It Don't Worry Me."

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Keith Carradine Won
1975 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Robert Altman Nominated
1975 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Lily Tomlin Nominated
1975 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Ronee Blakely Nominated
1975 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Robert Altman Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Jim Webb Won
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack William Sawyer Won
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Richard Portman Won
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Chris McLaughlin Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Ronee Blakely Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Joan Tewkesbury Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Geraldine Chaplin Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Henry Gibson Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Keith Carradine Won
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Barbara Harris Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Robert Altman Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Female Lily Tomlin Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Lily Tomlin Nominated
1975 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Female Ronee Blakely Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Jim Webb Won
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack William Sawyer Won
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Richard Portman Won
1975 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Soundtrack Chris McLaughlin Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 Directors Guild of America Best Director Robert Altman Nominated

Library of Congress

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1991 Library of Congress U.S. National Film Registry Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Screenplay Joan Tewkesbury Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actress Ronee Blakely Won
1975 National Board of Review Best Picture Won
1975 National Board of Review Best Director Robert Altman Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1975 National Society of Film Critics Best Picture Won
1975 National Society of Film Critics Best Director Robert Altman Won
1975 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Lily Tomlin Won
1975 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Henry Gibson Won

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