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Plot, Details & Awards

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

(2007)

Rated R for graphic bloody violence.

R In Theaters 12/21/2007 , 117min.
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Plot & Details

Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller comes to the big screen in this adaptation directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Timothy Spall, and Alan Rickman. Embittered at having been wrongly imprisoned and determined to seek vengeance against his accusers due to the grim fate that befell his wife and daughter while he was incarcerated, ex-convict Sweeny Todd (Depp) returns to his hometown and opens a modest barber shop. The one thing different about Todd's shop, however, is that no one who walks in for a trim is ever seen again. Subsequently branded "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by the frightened community, Todd continues with his murderous exploits with a little assistance from his amorous accomplice, Mrs. Lovett (Bonham Carter) -- whose popular meat pies secretly have a most unsavory ingredient.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Dante Ferretti Won
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Francesca Lo Schiavo Won
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Johnny Depp Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Ivana Primorac Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Helena Bonham Carter Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Won
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Johnny Depp Won
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Tim Burton Nominated

African American Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 African American Film Critics Best Picture Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Period Film Dante Ferretti Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Ivana Primorac Nominated
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actor Johnny Depp Nominated
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director Tim Burton Nominated
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Young Actor Edward Sanders Nominated
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Tim Burton Nominated

Kansas City Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Kansas City Film Critics Association Outstanding Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film Won

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