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The Color Purple (1985)

The Color Purple
Running time: 147 min. | Genre: Drama, Melodrama, Racism, 1920s, 1900s
The Color Purple

Synopsis

An acclaimed drama, spanning a period of forty years, in which Celie, a black girl, is mistreated by two men until suddenly a blues singer enters her life and her real self begins to emerge. The story is based on Alice Walker's Pullitzer Prize-winning novel.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Whoopi Goldberg)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey)
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Costume Design
NOMINATED
Best Makeup
NOMINATED
Best Song
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actress - Drama (Whoopi Goldberg)
WINNER
Best Director (Steven Spielberg)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey)
NOMINATED
Best Picture - Drama
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Steven Spielberg)
WINNER

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Leading Actress (Whoopi Goldberg)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey)
NOMINATED
New Generation Award
NOMINATED

Best Picture
WINNER
Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Whoopi Goldberg)
WINNER

Details

Original title

The Color Purple

Director

Steven Spielberg

Producer

Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment

Running time

147 min.

Screenwriter

Menno Meyjes (Novela: Alice Walker)

Music

Quincy Jones

Cinematography

Allen Daviau

Year

1985

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
7.8
Metacritic
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes
8.8

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