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Plot, Details & Awards

The Rose

R In Theaters 08/29/2002 , 134min.
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Plot & Details

Bette Midler stars as Rose in this somber drama loosely based on the life of the late Janis Joplin. She plays an ill-fated singer who succumbs to the pressures of performing by indulging in drugs and alcohol. Her sweetheart Dyer (Frederic Forrest) is the former chauffeur who naively tries to save her from self destruction, while her British manager Rudge (Alan Bates) is ultimately blamed for not preventing her inevitable fall. The story mirrors any one of a number of popular singers who have fallen victim to the excess of success. Midler and Forrest were nominated for Oscars for their performances, with Best Editing laurels given to Timothy O'Meara and Robert Wolf. The Rose was a box office smash and was the plum role that elevated Midler to star status in the eyes of the public and Hollywood.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Frederic Forrest Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Robert Wolfe Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing C. Timothy O'Meara Nominated
1979 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Bette Midler Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Bette Midler Won
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association New Star of the Year - Female Bette Midler Won
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Amanda McBroom Won
1979 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Frederic Forrest Nominated

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