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Billy Elliot

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Original title
Billy Elliot
Running time
111 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lee Hall
Stephen Warbeck
Brian Tufano
Working Title Films, BBC Films, The Arts Council, WT2
Drama. Comedy | Ballet. 1980s. Gay & Lesbian. Dancing
Billy (Jamie Bell), through his unexpected love of dance, embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the world of picket lines, cultural stereotypes, a family in crisis and a headstrong ballet teacher. When eleven-year-old Billy stumbles across a local ballet class that comes to share the village hall with his boxing club, something in the magic of the movements captures his imagination, and he's soon ditching his boxing gloves to sneak in at the back of Mrs. Wilkinson's (Julie Walters) lessons. With a sharp eye for talent, Mrs. Wilkinson's zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy's potential.
Rankings Position
2000: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Director, Supp. Actress (Walters), Original Screenplay
2000: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Movie - Drama, Supp. Actress (Walters)
2000: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best British Film, Actor and Supp. Actress. 13 Nominations
2000: Nominated for Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2000: National Board of Review: Best Actor revelación (Jamie Bell)
2000: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Child Performer (Bell). 2 Nominations
2000: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2000: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2000: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 3 Nom. inc. Best Performance by Cast in a Motion Picture
2000: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 4 Awards incl. Best Movie. 5 Nominations
2000: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Best Supp. Actress (Walters)
2000: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Best Sup. Actress (Walters)
2000: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2001: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
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