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Plot, Details & Awards

The Last King of Scotland

Rated R for some strong violence and gruesome images, sexual content and language.

R In Theaters 09/27/2006 , 121min.
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Plot & Details

Director Kevin MacDonald teams with screenwriter Jeremy Brock to adapt Giles Foden's novel detailing the brutal reign of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin as seen through the eyes of his personal physician. James McAvoy stars as the doctor who slowly realizes that he is trapped in an inescapable nightmare, and Forest Whitaker assumes the role of the notorious despot.
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Run Time: 121min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 09/27/2006
  • DVD Release Date: 04/17/2007
  • Distributor(s): Fox Searchlight
  • Director(s): Kevin Macdonald
  • Starring: Forest Whitaker , James McAvoy , Kerry Washington , Gillian Anderson , Simon McBurney
  • Themes: Totalitarian States,Doctors and Patients,Dangerous Attraction,Rise and Fall Stories,Crimes Against Humanity,Political Unrest,Crisis of Conscience,Heads of State
  • Tone: Atmospheric,Disturbing,Paranoid,Forceful,Tense
  • Keywords: Uganda, barbarian, confidant, dictator, doctor
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (09-27-2006),USA (01-19-2007)
  • Language: English

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Morgan Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor James McAvoy Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Forest Whitaker Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Black Reel Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress Kerry Washington Nominated
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Actor Forest Whitaker Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Peter Morgan Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor James McAvoy Nominated

British Independent Film Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor James McAvoy Nominated
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Technical Achievement Anthony Dod Mantle Nominated
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best British Independent Film Nominated
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Screenplay Jeremy Brock Nominated
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Director Kevin Macdonald Nominated
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Actor Forest Whitaker Nominated
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Screenplay Peter Morgan Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Actor Forest Whitaker Won

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