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My Left Foot

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Original title
My Left Foot
Running time
103 min.
Ireland Ireland
Jim Sheridan, Shane Connaughton (Autobiography: Christy Brown)
Elmer Bernstein
Jack Conroy
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Ferndale Films / Granada Television / Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ)
Drama | Biography. Disease/illness. Disability. Painting
Synopsis / Plot
Set in Dublin, this film tells the story of Christy Brown (1932-1981), an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could only control his left foot. Christy Brown grew up in a poor, working class family, and became a writer and artist.
1989: 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor (Day-Lewis), Supp. Actress (Fricker). 5 Nominations
1989: Golden Globes: Nom. Best Actor Drama (Day-Lewis) & Best Supp. Actress (Fricker)
1989: BAFTA Awards: Best actor (Day-Lewis) & Supp. Actor (McAnally). 5 Nom.
1989: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film & Best Actor (Day-Lewis). 4 Nominations
1989: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor (Day-Lewis) & Supp. Actress
1989: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
1989: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Producer
1989: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Director & Actor (Day-Lewis)
1989: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1989: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1989: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Actor (Day-Lewis)
1989: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations, incl. Best Actor (Day-Lewis)
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