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Plot, Details & Awards

United 93

Rated R for language, and some intense sequences of terror and violence.

R In Theaters 04/28/2006 , 111min.
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Plot & Details

Bloody Sunday director Paul Greengrass marks the five-year anniversary on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States with this speculative meditation on the events that took place onboard the fourth hijacked plane, and the actions of the passengers who gave their lives to ensure the safety of others. Told in real time and acted out by a cast of unknowns who were provided with detailed studies of their real-life counterparts, United 93 attempts to reconstruct the airborne tragedy from the view of the ground and flight controllers, the passengers, and their nervous families awaiting word on the fate of their loved ones. As the terrified travelers and crew gradually become aware of the historical events taking place on the ground so far beneath them, the 90 minutes in which a random collection of strangers realized their fate and came together to confront an unthinkable threat are re-created.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Paul Greengrass Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Richard Pearson Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Clare Douglas Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Christopher Rouse Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Mike Prestwood Smith Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Paul Greengrass Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Douglas Cooper Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Oliver Tarney Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Christopher Rouse Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Eddy Joseph Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Paul Greengrass Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Clare Douglas Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Chris Munro Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Richard Pearson Won

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Dramatic Feature Clare Douglas Nominated
2006 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Dramatic Feature Richard Pearson Nominated
2006 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Dramatic Feature Christopher Rouse Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Austin Film Critics Best Picture Won

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Director (Runner-up) Paul Greengrass Won
2006 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Picture (Runner-up) Won
2006 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Ensemble Cast Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Mike Prestwood Smith Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Paul Greengrass Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Douglas Cooper Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Oliver Tarney Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Christopher Rouse Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best British Film Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Eddy Joseph Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Paul Greengrass Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Clare Douglas Won
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Chris Munro Nominated
2006 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Richard Pearson Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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