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War Horse

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/25/2011 , 146min.
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Plot & Details

From director Steven Spielberg comes 'War Horse,' an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, 'War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets--British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter--before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land.

The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse--an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. 'War Horse' is one of the great stories of friendship and war-- a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Kathleen Kennedy Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Rick Carter Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Tom Johnson Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Richard Hymns Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Gary Rydstrom Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Andy Nelson Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score John Williams Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Art Direction Lee Sandales Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Stuart Wilson Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Steven Spielberg Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Gary Rydstrom Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Rick Carter Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Lee Sandales Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Gary Rydstrom Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Ben Morris Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Neil Corbould Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Andy Nelson Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Richard Hymns Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Stuart Wilson Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Tom Johnson Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music John Williams Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score John Williams Nominated
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama Michael Kahn Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Rick Carter Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Lee Sandales Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Gary Rydstrom Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Ben Morris Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Neil Corbould Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Andy Nelson Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Richard Hymns Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Stuart Wilson Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Tom Johnson Nominated
2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music John Williams Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Sound Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Art Direction Rick Carter Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Art Direction Lee Sandales Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Score John Williams Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Director Steven Spielberg Nominated
2011 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Editing Michael Kahn Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

New York Film Critics Online

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 New York Film Critics Online Top Ten Film of the Year Won

Producers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Producers Guild of America Best Picture Steven Spielberg Nominated
2011 Producers Guild of America Best Picture Kathleen Kennedy Nominated
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