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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The Trial of the Chicago 7
Running time: 129 min. | Genre: Drama, Based on real facts, 1960s, Judicial drama / Lawyers, Social drama, Netflix
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Synopsis

The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government.

The film had been scheduled for a theatrical release by Paramount, but in june 2020 it was sold to Netflix to the tune of $56M.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Song
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Screenplay
WINNER
Best Director (Aaron Sorkin)
NOMINATED
Best Picture - Drama
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen)
NOMINATED
Best Song
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER
Best Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen)
NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Original Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen)
NOMINATED
Best Director (Aaron Sorkin)
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Aaron Sorkin)
NOMINATED

Chicago Film Critics Association

Best Screenplay
NOMINATED

American Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards)

Top 10 - Movies of the Year
WINNER

Details

Original title

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Director

Aaron Sorkin

Available on

Available on Netflix

Producer

Coproducción Estados Unidos-Reino Unido; Amblin Partners, Paramount Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, Reliance Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, MadRiver Pictures, ShivHans Pictures, Amblin Partners

Running time

129 min.

Screenwriter

Aaron Sorkin

Music

Daniel Pemberton

Cinematography

Phedon Papamichael

Year

2020

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
7.6
Metacritic
7.5
Unopeliculas
7.0

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