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Pride & Prejudice

(2005)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements.

PG In Theaters 11/11/2005 , 126min.
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Plot & Details

Jane Austen's perennially popular story of the game of love among the British upper classes returns to the screen in this polished film adaptation. The Bennets (Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland) are the parents of five daughters near the close of the 18th century. Comfortable within their means but well short of rich, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are looking for suitable husbands for their girls, and they are encouraged to learn that an eligible young bachelor from a wealthy family, Charles Bingley (Simon Woods), has moved into a nearby estate. Eager to see if a match can be made, the Bennets bring their daughters Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and Jane (Rosamund Pike) to a ball thrown by their new neighbor to see if sparks will fly. Jane seems to like Charles, and he appears to feel the same, but Elizabeth takes an immediate dislike to Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen), Charles' egocentric best friend. While Elizabeth is infatuated with military man Lt. Wickham (Rupert Friend) and finds herself courted by William Collins (Tom Hollander), a well-meaning but drab man of the cloth, fate causes Elizabeth and Darcy to frequently cross paths, and while they don't care for one another, they can't stop thinking about each other, either. Pride & Prejudice also stars Jena Malone, Judi Dench, and Penelope Wilton.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran Nominated
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Sarah Greenwood Nominated
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score Dario Marianelli Nominated
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Katie Spencer Nominated
2005 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Keira Knightley Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Fae Hammond Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Birst British Debut Joe Wright Won
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Brenda Blethyn Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Deborah Moggach Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Debut Joe Wright Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2005 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Keira Knightley Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Comedy or Musical Paul Tothill Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Boston Society of Film Critics David Brudnoy New Filmmaker Award Joe Wright Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Fae Hammond Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Birst British Debut Joe Wright Won
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Brenda Blethyn Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Deborah Moggach Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Jacqueline Durran Nominated
2005 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Debut Joe Wright Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Keira Knightley Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actress Keira Knightley Nominated
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Roman Osin Nominated
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Donald Sutherland Nominated
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director Joe Wright Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Top Ten Film Won

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