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The Turning Point (1977)

The Turning Point
Running time: 119 min. | Genre: Drama, Dance, Ballet, Friendship
The Turning Point

Synopsis

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.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Director (Herbert Ross)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Mikhail Baryshnikov)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Leslie Browne)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Picture - Drama
WINNER
Best Director (Herbert Ross)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress - Drama (Anne Bancroft)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Mikhail Baryshnikov)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress (Leslie Browne)
NOMINATED
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Leading Actress (Anne Bancroft)
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Herbert Ross)
NOMINATED

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Director (Herbert Ross)
WINNER

Best Picture
WINNER
Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Anne Bancroft)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Tom Skerritt)
WINNER

Details

Original title

The Turning Point

Director

Herbert Ross

Producer

20th Century Fox

Running time

119 min.

Screenwriter

Arthur Laurents

Music

John Lanchbery

Cinematography

Robert Surtees

Year

1977

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
7.0

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