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Running time
123 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Michael Hirst
David Hirschfelder
Remi Adefarasin
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Co-production United Kingdom-India; Working Title Films. Distributed by Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Film4 Productions
Drama | Costume Drama. Biography. 16th Century
Synopsis / Plot
When catholic Queen Mary dies the succession goes to Elizabeth, the protestant half-sister Mary was not prepared to execute. The new queen finds herself surrounded by advisors, some supportive but some plotting to restore the catholic line by almost any means. She is also under pressure to marry and produce an heir, but her lover Lord Robert Dudley is not considered suitable. Elizabeth realises she has some decisions to make, the most important being who rules England.
1998: Oscar: Best Makeup. 7 Nominations
1998: Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Cate Blanchett). 3 Nominations
1998: 6 BAFTA Awards, Including Best Actress and British Film. 12 Nominations
1998: National Board of Review: Best Director (Shekhar Kapur)
1998: Asociación of Critics of Toronto: Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)
1998: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress (Blanchett) and Breakthrough Performer (Fiennes)
1998: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Cate Blanchett)
1998: Chicago Film Critics: Best Actress (Cate Blanchett). 3 Nominations.
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