Erin Brockovich (2000)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Danny DeVito, Stacey Sher)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Albert Finney)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Susannah Grant)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts, who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The film was a box office success, and critical reaction was positive. Roberts won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors' Guild Award and BAFTA for Best Actress. The film itself was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director for Steven Soderbergh at the 73rd Academy Awards. He won that year, but for directing the film Traffic. Early in the film the real Erin Brockovich has a cameo appearance as a waitress named Julia.