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The Turning Point

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Original title
The Turning Point
Running time
119 min.
United States United States
Arthur Laurents
John Lanchbery
Robert Surtees
20th Century Fox
Drama | Dancing. Ballet. Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company.
1977: Academy Awards: 11 Nominations, inc. Best Movie, Director and Actress
1977: 2 Golden Globes, including Best Movie Drama. 6 nominations
1977: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1977: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Drama Screenplay
1977: National Board of Review: Best Film
1977: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director
1978: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Actress (Anne Bancroft)
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