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Plot, Details & Awards

W.E.

Rated R for some domestic violence, nudity and language.

R In Theaters 02/3/2012 , 114min.
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Plot & Details

Madonna's 'W.E.' is a beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world, viewed through the prism of one of history's most fabled romances. The year is 1998, and Manhattan is abuzz with anticipation about the upcoming auction of the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. But the auction is far more than a diversion for Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish), a transplanted Southerner trapped in an unhappy and abusive marriage. Transfixed by the exquisite artifacts of the Windsors' lives, Wally becomes obsessed with the love story of Wallis Simspon (Andrea Riseborough), the chic, charismatic American who captured the heart of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy). As she learns more about the sacrifices Wallis made in choosing to be with Edward, Wally finds the courage to follow her own heart and create her own happiness.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Arianne Phillips Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Won
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Jimmy Harry Won
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Julie Frost Won
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song Madonna Won
2011 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Abel Korzeniowski Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Julie Frost Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Julie Frost Nominated
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