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The Birdcage

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Original title
The Birdcage
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Elaine May (Play: Jean Poiret)
Emmanuel Lubezki
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United Artists
Comedy | Gay & Lesbian. Remake
Movie Groups
La Cage aux Folles
Synopsis / Plot
Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert stars there as Starina. "Their" son Val (actually Armand's by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keely, daughter of Kevin Keely, US Senator, and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val and his father and "mother..." and what ensues is comic chaos.
1996: Oscar: Nominated for Best Art Direction
1996: Golden Globe: 2 Nominations for Movie Comedy/Musical, Actor Comedy (Lane)
1996: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Actor Drama (Lane), & Supporting Actor (Hackman)
1996: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1996: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. 3 Noms.
1996: Nominated Chicago Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Nathan Lane)
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