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Plot, Details & Awards

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

R In Theaters 09/4/1991 , 110min.
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Plot & Details

This British film examines the choices individuals must make when confronted with a romantic relationship which is rewarding but does not offer them everything they want. In this sympathetic and psychologically precise drama, Alexandra Greville (Glenda Jackson), "Alex" to her friends, has a younger man as her sometime lover, the young sculptor Bob Elkin (Murray Head). Elkin is completely open about the fact that he is also the lover of her acquaintance, Dr. Daniel Hirsch (Peter Finch). These relationships continue in some kind of equilibrium until Alex and Bob agree to house-sit the children of a couple known to the three of them. In their roles, neither Head nor Finch "swished," or otherwise catered to homosexual stereotypes, and theirs was considered to be a groundbreaking, sympathetic portrayal of this kind of relationship, not condescending in any way. One highlight of the film is a scene in which Dr. Hirsch attends the Bar Mitzvah of his nephew. This critically well-received movie was unexpectedly successful at the box office. The film's director and screenwriter, as well as Jackson and Finch, were nominated for Academy Awards.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Penelope Gilliatt Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director John Schlesinger Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Peter Finch Nominated
1971 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Glenda Jackson Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director John Schlesinger Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Richard Marden Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture John Schlesinger Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Glenda Jackson Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Peter Finch Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Peter Finch Nominated
1971 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Film - English Language Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director John Schlesinger Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Richard Marden Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture John Schlesinger Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Glenda Jackson Won
1971 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Peter Finch Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 Directors Guild of America Best Director John Schlesinger Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Peter Finch Won

Venice International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1971 Venice International Film Festival Film Presented John Schlesinger Nominated

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