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Plot, Details & Awards

Philomena

(2013)

Rated PG-13 for some language.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/22/2013 , 98min.
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Plot & Details

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, 'PHILOMENA' focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Coogan Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Jeff Pope Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Judi Dench Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Score Alexandre Desplat Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Jeff Pope Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Coogan Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Judi Dench Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Judi Dench Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Jeff Pope Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Steve Coogan Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Jeff Pope Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Coogan Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Judi Dench Nominated
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