Driving Miss Daisy
- Original title
Driving Miss Daisy
- Running time
- 99 min.
- United States
Alfred Uhry (Theater: Alfred Uhry )
Crystal R. Fox,
Zanuck Company / Warner Bros. / Majestic Films International
Drama. Comedy | Comedy-Drama. Old Age. Friendship. 1950s. 1960s. Southern Gothic
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, "Driving Miss Daisy" covers the 25 year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron (Jessica Tandy) and her equally indomitable Black chauffeur Hoke (Morgan Freeman). Both employer and employee are outsiders, Hoke because of the color of his skin, Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. At the same time, Hoke cannot fathom Miss Daisy's cloistered inability to grasp the social changes which sweep the South in the 1960s. Nor can Miss Daisy understand why Hoke's "people" are so indignant. It is only when Hoke is retired and Miss Daisy is confined to a home for the elderly that the two fully realize that they've been friends and kindred spirits all along.
: 4 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Actress (Tandy), Adapted Screenplay, Makeup. 9 Nom.
: Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, Actor and Actress
: National Board of Review: Best Film
: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Joint Performance
: BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Tandy). 4 Nominations, Including Best Film
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Jessica Tandy)
: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations including Best Director
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actor (Freeman)
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
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