Amadeus Poster

Release Date: September 19th, 1984

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 1997

PG|2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Jones, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Charles Kay

Director: Milos Forman

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: AMLF

Keywords: Fall, Rivalry, Deception, Passionate, Engaging

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Awards

Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Winner Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Art Direction
Winner Makeup
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Picture
Winner Sound
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Directing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama