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Thumbnail for Shakespeare in Love (1998) Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Basics Critics:81Viewers:69Rusty:78
Category: Comedy, Drama, RomanceNotable as: Romance FilmSub-Category: romantic comedy, comedy-drama, drama film, LGBT-related film, melodrama, comedy filmNarrative location: LondonRuntime: 122 - 137 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, United StatesDirector: John MaddenScreenwriter: Marc Norman, Tom StoppardMusic: Stephen WarbeckCinematography: Richard GreatrexStars: Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Steven O'Donnell, Tim McMullan, Joseph Fiennes, Steven Beard, Antony Sher, Patrick Barlow, Martin Clunes Producer: Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marc Norman, David Parfitt, Donna GigliottiStudio: Universal PicturesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)
Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score (Stephen Warbeck)
Academy Award for Best Picture (David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, Marc Norman)
Academy Award for Best Production Design (Martin Childs)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Richard Greatrex)
Academy Award for Best Director (John Madden)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (David Gamble)
Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair involving Viola de Lesseps and playwright William Shakespeare while he was writing Romeo and Juliet. Several characters are based on historical people, and many of the characters, lines, and plot devices allude to Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare in Love won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.

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