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Plot, Details & Awards

Scent of a Woman

R In Theaters 12/23/1992 , 149min.
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Plot & Details

Driven by an extravagant, tour-de-force performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is the story of Frank Slade (Pacino), a blind, retired army colonel who hires Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), a poor college student on the verge of expulsion, to take care of him over Thanksgiving weekend. At the beginning of the weekend, Frank takes Charlie to New York, where he reveals to the student that he intends to visit his family, have a few terrific meals, sleep with a beautiful woman and, finally, commit suicide. The film follows the mis-matched pair over the course of the weekend, as they learn about life through their series of adventures. Though the story is a little contrived and predictable, it pulls all the right strings, thanks to O'Donnell's sympathetic supporting role and Pacino's powerful lead performance, for which he won his first Academy Award. Scent of a Woman is based on the 1975 Italian film Profumo Di Donna.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Bo Goldman Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Al Pacino Won
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Martin Brest Nominated
1992 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Martin Brest Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Bo Goldman Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Bo Goldman Won
1992 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Chris O'Donnell Nominated
1992 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Al Pacino Won
1992 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Bo Goldman Nominated

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