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Plot, Details & Awards

The Cardinal

(2003)
Not Rated In Theaters 08/17/2003 , 180min.
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Plot & Details

Tom Tryon plays the title role in this Otto Preminger version of the Henry Morton Robinson novel. In his matriculation from Monsignor to the College of Cardinals, Stephen Fermoyle (Tom Tryon) must undergo several grueling life experiences: standing up to bigots in Georgia, defying Nazis in Austria, and so on. The film boasts cameo appearances by Dorothy Gish, Cecil Kellaway, John Saxon, John Huston, Robert Morse, Burgess Meredith, Raf Vallone, Ossie Davis. Incidentally, Tryon eventually quit acting and became a popular novelist.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Costume Design Donald Brooks Won
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Louis Loeffler Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Art Direction Lyle Wheeler Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor John Huston Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Cinematography Leon Shamroy Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Color Art Direction Gene Callahan Nominated
1963 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Otto Preminger Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Tom Tryon Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Motion Picture Promoting International Understanding Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Otto Preminger Nominated
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Won
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture John Huston Won
1963 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Romy Schneider Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1963 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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