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Manchester by the Sea

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Original title
Manchester by the Sea
Running time
135 min.
United States United States
Kenneth Lonergan
Lesley Barber
Jody Lee Lipes
Amazon Prime Video, K Period Media, B Story, CMP, Pearl Street Films
Drama | Family Relationships. Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
A hardened handyman named Lee (Casey Affleck) returns to his hometown in New England after the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler) to care for his 16-year-old nephew (Lucas Hedges), but his arrival also unearths his checkered past. Soon, Lee comes back into contact with his estranged wife (Michelle Williams) as he deals with life in his tight-knit former community.
2016: Academy Awards: Best Actor (Casey Affleck) & Original Screenplay
2016: Golden Globes: Best Actor Drama (Affleck). 5 Nominations inc. Best Picture
2016: BAFTA Awards: Best Original Screenplay & Actor (Affleck). 6 Nominations
2016: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2016: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best 2016 Films
2016: Independent Spirit Awards. Best Actor (Casey Affleck)
2016: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay, Actor & Supp Actress
2016: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Screenplay, Actor & Supp Actress
2016: National Board of Review (NBR): 4 Awards incl. Best Film & Actor (Affleck)
2016: Gotham Awards: Best Actor (Affleck). 4 Nominations
2016: Critics Choice Awards: Original Screenplay, Actor (Affleck) & Young Actor (Hedges)
2016: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2016: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2016: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2016: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 4 Nominations including Best Cast & Actor (Affleck)
2016: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 4 Awards including Best Actor (Affleck). 8 Nom.
2016: 2 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, incl. Best Actor (Casey Affleck). 5 Nom.
2016: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Best Original Screenplay (ex aequo). 6 Nom.
2016: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nom. for Best International Indep. Film
2016: Gijon Film Festival: Best Actor (Affleck) & Special Jury Prize
2016: Satellite Awards: Best Picture (ex aequo) & Director. 7 Nominations
2017: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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