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Plot, Details & Awards

Strictly Ballroom

(1994)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality.

PG In Theaters 03/15/1994 , 94min.
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Plot & Details

This wildly off-beat comedy is about a male dancer (Paul Mercurio) who refuses to follow the accepted rules of ballroom dancing and creates his own style of choreography, which infuriates the ballroom dancing establishment. Before he's scheduled to compete in the Pan-Pacific ballroom championships, he's forced to take up a new partner (Tara Morice), a beginner who initially seems without promise. With his help, she turns into an assured and wonderful dancer. Baz Luhrmann's visual style may be too bright, gaudy and exaggerated for some tastes, yet he treats his characters with compassion, which makes Strictly Ballroom such an engaging comedy.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Catherine Martin Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Tara Morice Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Editing Award Jill Bilcock Nominated
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Baz Luhrmann Nominated
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Craig Pearce Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Score Mary Dibley Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Catherine Martin Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1993 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated

Australian Film Institute Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Director Baz Luhrmann Won
1992 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Supporting Actress Pat Thompson Won
1992 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Picture Won
1992 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Supporting Actor Barry Otto Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Catherine Martin Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Tara Morice Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Editing Award Jill Bilcock Nominated
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Baz Luhrmann Nominated
1993 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Craig Pearce Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Score Mary Dibley Nominated
1992 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Catherine Martin Nominated

Telluride Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1992 Telluride Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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