- Original title
- Running time
- 159 min.
- United States
Richard Baskin, Dave Peel, Karen Black, Allan F. Nicholls, Ronee Blakley, Joe Raposo, Gary Busey
Jerry Weintraub Production. Distributed by Paramount Pictures / ABC Entertainment
Drama. Musical | Music. Satire. Ensemble Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jea; Tom, a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea Reese; Sueleen Gay, a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig; Albuquerque, a runaway wife with dreams of stardom; nightclub owner Lady Pearl, who reminisces about "those Kennedy boys"; single-minded groupie L.A. Joan; vapid BBC commentator Opal; and campaign guru John Triplette, who is trying to organize a concert rally for the unseen but always heard populist presidential candidate-cum-demagogue Hal Phillip Walker.
: Oscar: Best Song. 5 Nominations
: Golden Globes: Best Song in a Motion Picture. 11 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Best Soundtrack. 5 Nominations
: National Board of Review: Best Film (ex-aequo)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director & Supp. Actress (Tomlin)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best screenplay (Joan Tewkesbury)
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