Almost Famous

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(out of 5)


Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of the seventies with an ensemble cast that ranges from terrific ( really stands out) to terrible ( really stands out). The story follows a young teenage reporter () who writes for Rolling Stone magazine and is doing a cover story on the (fictional) rock band Stillwater, but gets more in life lessons than journalism when he befriends its star member ().   stars as one of the female groupies (calling themselves “Band-Aids”) who follow the group from city to city but refuse to have anything too personal to do with them (or so they say). Fugit is excellent in the lead role, and  is superb as his domineering mother in what is Crowe’s best film to date.


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USA, 2000

Directed by

Screenplay by Cameron Crowe

Cinematography by

Produced by , Cameron Crowe

Music by

Production Design by , ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals: TIFF 2000


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Academy Award
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen (Cameron Crowe)

Nominations
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kate Hudson as “Penny Lane”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Frances McDormand as “Elaine Miller”)
Best Film Editing (Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Hudson)

Nominations
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Frances McDormand)
Best Screenplay (Cameron Crowe)

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

Los Angeles Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Kate Hudson)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Frances McDormand)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Original Screenplay

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Cameron Crowe)

British Academy Awards
Best Screenplay – Original
Best Sound

Nominations
Best Film
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Kate Hudson)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Frances McDormand)
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Boston Film Critics Awards
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDoramnd)
Best Director (Cameron Crowe)
Best Screenplay (tie)

Chicago Film Critics Awards
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)
Best Screenplay
Most Promising Actor (Patrick Fugit)

Nominations
Best Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman)
Best Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson)
Best Director (Camerone Crowe)
Most Promising Actress (Kate Hudson)


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