Little Miss Sunshine
- Original title
Little Miss Sunshine
- Running time
- 101 min.
- United States
Mychael Danna, Devotchka
Fox Searchlight / Big Beach
Comedy. Drama | Family Relationships. Road Movie. Comedy-Drama. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- Meet the conflictive Hoover family: a grandfather who snorts coke and swears, the father, a struggling motivational speaker, a mother who can't cope, an uncle recovering from a failed suicide attempt after being dumped by his boyfriend, a Nietzsche-worshipping son who has taken a vow of silence and little Olive, the four-eyed, slightly pudgy youngster of the bunch who dreams of being beautiful. When luck has Olive invited to participate in the highly competitive 'Little Miss Sunshine' pageant in California, they all hop into the rusty old VW bus to accompany her westwards to her big debut in three mad days of tragicomic surprises; this is a family whose lives are in for a change.
: 2 Oscar: Best Original Screenplay, Supp. Actor (Arkin). 4 Nom.
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Movie Comedy or Musical, Actress
: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Original Screenplay and Sup. Actor (Arkin). 6 Nom.
: Cesar Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations including Best First Film
: 4 Independent Spirit Awards: including Best Film, Director and Supp. Actor (Arkin)
: San Sebastian Film Festival: Audience Award
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2006: Film Critics Circle of New York: 3 Nominations
: 4 Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Writer and Acting Ensemble. 7 Nom.
: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Ten Films of the Year
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance by a Cast. 3 Nom.
2006: Chicago Film Critics Association: 5 Nom., incl. Best Picture
: Sur Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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