- Original title
- Running time
- 103 min.
- United States
Michael D. Cohen,
Sony Pictures Classics / Blumhouse Productions / Bold Films / Right of Way Films
Drama | Music. Jazz. Independent Film (US)
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- Synopsis / Plot
- An ambitious, talented young drummer (Miles Teller) enters a prestigious music academy to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the greatest known drummers of all time. He's initially ecstatic when Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a harsh, ruthless but highly respected instructor chooses him for the school's jazz band. Determined to make Fletcher respect him, he works tirelessly but when Fletcher fails to recognize his potential and violently pushes him to the limit, the young man's life and his relationships fall into a tailspin.
: 3 Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons), Editing and Sound
: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)
: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (JK Simmons), Editing & Sound
: Sundance Film Festival: Best Film & Audience Award
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons)
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons)
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top Ten Films
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons) & Editing
: Satellite Awards: Best Supp. Actor (Simmons) & Best Sound
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Miles Teller)
: Valladolid Film Festival: Best New Director
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Simmons)
: Critics Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Simmons)
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Awards including Most Promising Filmmaker. 5 Nom.
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