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Plot, Details & Awards

The Master

(2012)

Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language.

R In Theaters 09/14/2012 , 150min.
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Plot & Details

Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix as a psychologically damaged war veteran who finds himself working for Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic figure building his own religion. As the alcoholic, self-destructive former soldier becomes more deeply involved with the leader of this cult-like organization, his natural instincts keep him from embracing his new position as strongly as others in the group would hope. The Master screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Paul Thomas Anderson Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Joaquin Phoenix Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

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

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Cinematography Mihai Malaimare, Jr. Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Paul Thomas Anderson Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Music Score (Runner-up) Jonny Greenwood Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Production Design David Crank Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography (Runner-up) Mihai Malaimare, Jr. Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Director Paul Thomas Anderson Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Production Design Jack Fisk Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Picture (Runner-up) Won

New York Film Critics Online

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 New York Film Critics Online Best Picture Nominated
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