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Plot, Details & Awards

Nixon

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 12/20/1995 , 190min.
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Plot & Details

Oliver Stone, the most outspokenly political American filmmaker of the 1980s and '90s, directs this epic-length biography of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the U.S., who was re-elected by a landslide in 1972, only to resign in disgrace two years later. Taking a non-linear approach, Nixon jumps back and forth between many different periods and events, from Nixon's strict upbringing at the hands of his Quaker mother, through the many peaks and valleys of his political career, to his downfall in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The facts of his life are blended with supposition and speculation to create a portrait that is often critical of the man's policies but displays an unexpected compassion toward his failings as a human being. Anthony Hopkins stars as Nixon, Joan Allen plays his long-suffering wife Pat, Mary Steenburgen portrays his mother Hannah, Bob Hoskins is cast as J. Edgar Hoover, Powers Boothe plays Alexander Haig, Paul Sorvino portrays Henry Kisinger, and Ed Harris plays E. Howard Hunt.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Stephen J. Rivele Nominated
1995 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Joan Allen Nominated
1995 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Dramatic Score John Williams Nominated
1995 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Christopher Wilkinson Nominated
1995 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Oliver Stone Nominated
1995 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Anthony Hopkins Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Anthony Hopkins Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Joan Allen Won
1995 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Director Oliver Stone Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1994 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Joan Allen Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Joan Allen Won

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