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Howards End

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Original title
Howards End
Running time
140 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Novel: E. M. Forster)
Richard Robbins
Tony Pierce-Roberts
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Merchant Ivory Production / Film Four International. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Drama | Costume Drama. 19th Century
Movie Groups
E. M. Forster Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
The dying Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave) wishes to leave her country home, Howards End, to Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson), a modest woman of little means who will soon be forced out of her own home in London. But Ruths husband, Henry (Anthony Hopkins), an upper middle class businessman, keeps secret her desire even after he and Margaret become friends. However, after Henry and Margaret marry, their class differences and philosophies threaten to cause them unhappiness. Margarets sister, Helen (Helena Bonham Carter), is disgusted by the Wilcoxs snobbish ways and is attracted to helping struggling clerk Leonard Bast (Sam West) improve his position.
1992: 3 Academy Awards: Best Actress (Thompson), Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction. 9 Nom.
1992: Golden Globe: Best Actress (Emma Thompson). 4 Nominations
1992: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Film and Actress (Emma Thompson). 11 Nom.
1992: Cannes Film Festival: Award 45 aniversario (James Ivory). 2 Nom.
1992: Cesar Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Language Picture
1992: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Thompson). 3 Nom.
1992: 3 Awards National Board of Review: Best Actress (Thompson), Director, Movie
1992: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Emma Thompson). 3 Nominations
1992: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
1992: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Emma Thompson)
1992: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1992: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1992: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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