Winter's Bone

The film features actress Jennifer Lawrence as an older sister who has to keep her family together amid the harsh, rocky beauty of wintertime in the Ozark mountains. With her father missing (he has presumably jumped bail) the family home is forfeit as the bail guarantee. The mother is nearly catatonic and her two younger siblings dependent on her to keep them going, Lawrence's character starts out on a quest to locate her missing dad, despite having to pass through meth labs, various criminal hideouts, and to face her own vicious, frightening "Uncle Teardrop" (actor John Hawkes) who is either her only real ally or possibly her worst enemy.

Director Debra Granik required the film be made in the Ozarks, which almost caused the financing to fall apart. Her resolve pays off, though, because the landscape itself is a character in the movie which communicates much of what is happening and what it all means.

ACADEMY AWARDS
Best Picture - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee

GOLDEN GLOBES
Best Actress, Drama - nominee

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS
Best Actress - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee

SPIRIT AWARDS
Best Feature - nominee
Best Director - nominee
Best Screenplay - nominee
Best Female Lead - nominee
Best Supporting Female - WINNER
Best Supporting Male - WINNER
Best Cinematography - nominee

GOTHAM AWARDS
Best Feature - WINNER
Best Ensemble Performance - WINNER
Breakthrough Actor - nominee
Audience Award – nominee

NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
Breakthrough Performance - WINNER

BFCA CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS
Best Picture - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee
Best Young Actor - nominee

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS
Best Picture - 2nd runner-up

HUMANITAS Prize
Sundance Feature Category

SATELLITE AWARDS
Best Motion Picture, Drama - nominee
Best Director - nominee
Best Actress, Drama - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee

HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
New Hollywood Award - Jennifer Lawrence

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Rising Star Award - Jennifer Lawrence

LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Best Actress - runner-up

VILLAGE VOICE CRITICS POLL
Best Actress - WINNER
Best Supporting Actor - WINNER
Best Supporting Actress - runner-up

INDIEWIRE CRITICS POLL
Best Supporting Performance - WINNER

ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
Best Picture - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee

ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS
Best Film - nominee
Best Director - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee
Best Ensemble - nominee
Best Cinematography - nominee
Best Woman Director - nominee
Best Woman Screenwriter - nominee
Best Breakthrough Performance - nominee
Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry - nominee
Unforgettable Moment Award - nominee

THE WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Best Movie By a Woman - WINNER
Best Young Actress - WINNER
Adrienne Shelly Award: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women - WINNER

USC LIBRARIES SCRIPTER AWARD
Best book-to-film adaptation - nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA FILM CRITICS
Best Actress - WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee

TORONTO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Best Actress - WINNER

SAN FRANCISCO FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Best Supporting Actor - WINNER

CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Most Promising Performer - WINNER
Best Picture - nominee
Best Director - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee

DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
Best Actress – WINNER
Best Ensemble - WINNER
Breakthrough Performance - WINNER
Best Supporting Actor – nominee
Best Film - nominee
Best Director - nominee

LONDON CRITICS CIRCLE
Best Actress - nominee

HOUSTON AREA FILM CRITICS
Best Picture - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Best Screenplay - nominee

INDIANA FILM JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
Best Film - nominee
Best Director - runner-up
Best Actress - runner-up
Best Supporting Actor - runner-up

ST. LOUIS FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Best Actress - runner-up
Best Adapted Screenplay - runner-up
Best Supporting Actor - nominee
Best Arthouse Film - nominee

SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Gene Wyatt Award for Best Southern Film - WINNER
Best Actress - runner-up
Best Ensemble - runner-up
Best Adapted Screenplay - runner-up

PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
Breakthrough Behind the Camera - WINNER
Best Picture - nominee
Best Actress - nominee
Breakthrough on Camera - nominee

SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
Best Film - WINNER
Best Actress - WINNER
Best Supporting Actor - WINNER
Best Supporting Actress - nominee
Best Director - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee
Best Ensemble Performance - nominee

DALLAS/FT. WORTH FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Best Actress - runner-up
Russell Smith Award for Best Independent Film - WINNER

LAS VEGAS FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
Best Actress - nominee
Youth In Film - nominee

UTAH FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Best Screenplay – nominee
Best Actress – nominee
Best Supporting Actor – nominee

FLORIDA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Breakout Award - WINNER

DUBLIN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Best Actress - WINNER
Breakthrough Award - WINNER

CENTRAL OHIO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Breakthrough Fim Artist (Jennifer Lawrence) - runner-up
Best Actress - runner-up
Best Film - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay - nominee
Breakthrough Film Artist (Debra Granik) - nominee

VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Best Actress - nominee
Best Supporting Actor - nominee

BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Best Foreign Film – nominee

LONDON EVENING STANDARD AWARDS
Technical Achievement Award (Dickon Hinchliffe) - nominee


Film budget: Estimated $2 million. Domestic gross to date (May 2011): $$6,531,503.

Film is on DVD from amazon, and blu-ray


Original Page May 2011 | Aug 1, 2012


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