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News of the World

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Original title
News of the World
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies. Novel: Paulette Jiles
James Newton Howard
Dariusz Wolski
Playtone, Pretty Pictures, Universal Pictures, Perfec World Pictures Co. Distributor: Universal Pictures, Netflix
Western. Drama | Road Movie. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance. 19th Century
Five years after the end of the Civil War, veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she's never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.
2020: Academy Awards: 4 Nominations inc. Best Cinematography & Original Score
2020: Golden Globes: Nom. Best Supp. Actress (Zengel) & Best Original Soundtrack
2020: BAFTA Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Cinematography
2020: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 & Best Adapted Screenplay
2020: Critics Choice Awards: 7 Nominations, incl. Best Picture & Actor
2020: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2020: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nom., incl. Best Actress in Supp. Role (Zengel)
2020: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated Most Promising Performer (Zengel)
2020: Satellite Awards: 4 Nominations, including Best Supporting Actress (Zengel)
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