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Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 19, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Henry Krieger Best Film Music 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Henry Krieger Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Henry Krieger Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Henry Krieger Best Song 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards John Myhre Best Art Direction/Production Design 2006 Nominee
Art Directors Guild John Myhre Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Myhre Best Art Direction 2006 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Laurence Mark Producer of the Year 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Anne Preven Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Anne Preven Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anne Preven Best Song 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Michael Minkler Best Sound 2006 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Minkler Best Sound Mixing 2006 Winner
Satellite Awards Nancy Haigh Best Art Direction/Production Design 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nancy Haigh Best Art Direction 2006 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Sharen Davis Best Costumes in a Period Film 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Sharen Davis Best Costume Design 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sharen Davis Best Costume Design 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Siedah Garrett Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Siedah Garrett Best Song 2006 Nominee
American Cinema Editors Guild Virginia Katz Best Edited Comedy or Musical Feature 2006 Winner
Satellite Awards Virginia Katz Best Editing 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Bill Condon Best Director 2006 Winner
Satellite Awards Bill Condon Best Adapted Screenplay 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Bill Condon Best Director 2006 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Bill Condon Best Director 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Willie Reale Best Song 2006 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Eddie Murphy Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Society Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 2006 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Eddie Murphy Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Jamie Foxx Best Actor 2006 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jennifer Hudson Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2006 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Breakout Performance of the Year - On Screen 2006 Winner
Austin Film Critics Jennifer Hudson Breakthrough Artist 2006 Winner
Satellite Awards Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Society Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Jennifer Hudson Breakout Performance 2006 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
National Board of Review Jennifer Hudson Breakthrough Performance by an Actress 2006 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Jennifer Hudson Best Breakthrough Performance 2006 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Breakthrough Performer 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Jennifer Hudson Best Song 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Jennifer Hudson Best Breakthrough Performance 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
Toronto Film Critics Association Jennifer Hudson Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Beyoncé Knowles Best Song 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Beyoncé Knowles Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Beyoncé Knowles Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Beyoncé Knowles Best Original Song 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Beyoncé Knowles Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Beyoncé Knowles Best Song 2006 Nominee
Black Reel Awards Beyoncé Knowles Best Actress 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Bob Beemer Best Sound 2006 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bob Beemer Best Sound Mixing 2006 Winner
Black Reel Awards Harvey Mason, Jr. Best Original Score 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Tomas Voth Best Art Direction/Production Design 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Willie D. Burton Best Sound 2006 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Willie D. Burton Best Sound Mixing 2006 Winner
Black Reel Awards Damon Thomas Best Original Score 2006 Nominee

Cast

Jamie Foxx
as Curtis Taylor Jr.
Beyoncé Knowles
as Deena Jones
Eddie Murphy
as James "Thunder" Early
Jennifer Hudson
as Effie White
Danny Glover
as Marty Madison
Anika Noni Rose
as Lorrell Robinson
Keith Robinson
as C.C. White
Sharon Leal
as Michelle Morris
Hinton Battle
as Wayne
John Lithgow
as Jerry Harris
John Krasinski
as Sam Walsh
Loretta Devine
Jocko Sims
as Elvis Kelly
Laura Bell Bundy

Crew

Bill Condon
Director
Laurence Mark
Producer
Tom Eyen
Book Author
Bill Condon
Screenwriter
Tobias Schliessler
Cinematographer
Damon Thomas
Musical Arrangement
Beyoncé Knowles
Songwriter
Anne Preven
Songwriter
Siedah Garrett
Songwriter
Willie Reale
Songwriter
Henry Krieger
Composer (Music Score)
Henry Krieger
Songwriter
Randy Spendlove
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harvey Mason, Jr.
Musical Arrangement
Virginia Katz
Editor
John Myhre
Production Designer
Tomas Voth
Art Director
Nancy Haigh
Set Decorator
Sharen Davis
Costume Designer
Willie D. Burton
Sound/Sound Designer
Fatima Robinson
Choreography
Michael Minkler
Sound Mixer
Debra Zane
Casting
Bob Beemer
Sound Mixer
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