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Working Girl

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Original title
Working Girl
Running time
120 min.
United States United States
Kevin Wade
Carly Simon
Michael Ballhaus
20th Century Fox
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Comedy-Drama. Job/Employment
Synopsis / Plot
A young secretary (Melanie Griffith) with dreams of moving up the corporate ladder thinks that her brains will help her achieve her goals. And when she finds a job with a seemingly helpful and sympathetic boss--who's also a woman (Sigourney Weaver)--it looks as if she's on her way. But it turns out the executive is slimy and duplicitous, stealing the secretary's clever ideas to further her own career. Now the furious secretary's determined to get revenge--and her plan may not only propel her to the top of the heap but get her a husband too (Harrison Ford). Mike Nichols directed this workplace comedy with a light, smart touch, getting terrific performances from his excellent cast.
1988: Oscar: Best Song. 6 Nominations, incl. Best Picture, Director, Actress (Griffith)
1988: 4 Golden Globes: including Best Movie Comedy-Mus., Actress (Griffith), Song
1989: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nom., Actress (Griffith), Supp. Actress (Weaver) & Score
1988: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Griffith)
1988: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1988: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1988: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Weaver)
1988: 2 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, incl. Best Actress (Melanie Griffith)
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