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Plot, Details & Awards

The Wings Of The Dove

Rated R for sexuality.

R In Theaters 11/7/1997 , 101min.
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Plot & Details

Based on the 1902 Henry James novel of the same name, The Wings of the Dove is set in 1910. After the death of her mother, Kate Croy (Helena Bonham Carter) has become a ward of her wealthy Aunt Maude (Charlotte Rampling), who is paying her dissipated father (Michael Gambon) to stay out of Kate's life. Maude wants Kate not to repeat Kate's mother's mistake and marry someone who is a commoner, and Maude arranges a meeting between Kate and Lord Mark (Alex Jennings), a high-class gentleman who can escort her to the right places. But Kate is more interested in Merton Densher (Linus Roache), a penniless journalist. A beautiful but terminally ill American heiress, Millie Theale (Alison Elliott), arrives on the scene and befriends Kate. Kate notices Millie's obvious affection for the handsome Merton, and she arranges an elaborate scheme to hook up the two of them so that Merton can collect Millie's money after her death. But because of her own jealousy, Kate repeatedly sabotages her own arrangement.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter Nominated
1997 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Hossein Amini Nominated
1997 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Eduardo Serra Nominated
1997 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Sandy Powell Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Helena Bonham Carter Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 National Board of Review Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter Won
1997 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 National Society of Film Critics Best Actress - Runner-up Helena Bonham Carter Won

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actress Helena Bonham Carter Won

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