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The Descendants

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Original title
The Descendants
Running time
110 min.
United States United States
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Novel: Kaui Hart Hemmings
Phedon Papamichael
Fox Searchlight, Ad Hominem Enterprises
Drama. Comedy | Comedy-Drama. Family Relationships
With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King (George Clooney), takes his two daughters -Scottie (Amara Miller) and Alexandra (Shailene Woodley)- on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker (Matthew Lillard) who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
2011: Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. 5 nominations, including Best Film
2011: Golden Globes: Best Drama Movie, Best Actor (Clooney). 5 nominations
2011: BAFTA Awards: 3 nominations: Best Film, Actor (Clooney) and Adapted Screenplay
2011: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Screenplay
2011: National Board of Review: Best Actor, Support Actress and Screenplay
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Best Actor (George Clooney). 7 nominations
2011: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film. 2 Nominations
2011: Satellite Awards: Best Film & Adapted Screenplay. 6 nominations
2011: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Woodley) & Screenplay. 4 nominations
2011: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Film, Best Ensemble Performance & Best Actor (Shailene Woodley)
2011: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Picture
2011: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations, incl. Best Actor (Clooney)
2011: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2011: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2011: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Actor (Clooney)
2011: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
2012: Sur Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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