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Plot, Details & Awards

The Impossible

(2012)

Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity.

PG-13 In Theaters 01/4/2013 , 114min.
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Plot & Details

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

'The Impossible'' is the powerful and unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Naomi Watts Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Actress - Drama Naomi Watts Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Eugenio Caballero Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Naomi Watts Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Juan Antonio Bayona Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Picture Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Ewan McGregor Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Tom Hollander Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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