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Plot, Details & Awards

Once

(2007)

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 05/16/2007 , 86min.
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Plot & Details

A Dublin-based busker and vacuum-cleaner repairman enters into a fruitful relationship with a piano playing florist in a toe-tapping "video album" directed by John Carney and featuring a cast comprised entirely of professional musicians. He (Glen Hansard of the Frames) was a six-stringed street musician. She (Markéta Irglová) was a flower woman who couldn't afford to purchase a piano of her own. One day, after admiring the musician's songs and asking if he would take a look at her broken vacuum, the flower-pushing piano player discovers that she shares a remarkable sonic rapport with the mechanically savvy guitarist. As their musical sensibilities quickly converge to striking effect, the talented pair soon determines to record an album together.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Glen Hansard Won
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Markéta Irglová Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Glen Hansard Nominated
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score Markéta Irglová Won
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director John Carney Nominated
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Original Score Glen Hansard Won

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Russell Smith Award Won

Florida Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Florida Film Critics Best Original Songs Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film John Carney Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Music Markéta Irglová Won
2007 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Music Glen Hansard Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Ohio Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Ohio Film Critics Best Score Glen Hansard Won
2007 Ohio Film Critics Best Picture Nominated
2007 Ohio Film Critics Best Score Markéta Irglová Won

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