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A 1960s-era Mississippi debutante sends her community into an uproar by conducting a series of probing interviews with the black servants behind some of her community's most prominent families. Skeeter ([[Performer~P491706~Emma Stone~emmastone]]) has just graduated from college, and she's eager to launch her career as a writer. In a moment of inspiration, Skeeter decides to focus her attention on the black female servants who work in her community. Her first subject is Aibileen ([[Performer~P321906~Viola Davis~violadavis]]), the devoted housekeeper who has been employed by Skeeter's best friend's family for years. By speaking with Aibileen, Skeeter becomes an object of scorn to the wealthy locals, who view her actions as directly challenging to the established social order. Before long, even more servants are coming forward to tell their stories, and Skeeter discovers that friendship can blossom under the most unlikely of circumstances. [[Performer~P367460~Bryce Dallas Howard~brycedallashoward]] co-stars in a touching tale of race relations based on author [[Performer~P667770~Kathryn Stockett~kathrynstockett]]'s best-selling novel of the same name. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 10, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Jessica Chastain Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Jessica Chastain Breakthrough Performance 2011 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Jessica Chastain Breakthrough Performer 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jessica Chastain Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Mark Ricker Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2011 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Michael Barnathan Best Picture 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Barnathan Best Picture 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Mike Vogel Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tate Taylor Best Adapted Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Tate Taylor Best Adapted Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Tate Taylor Best Adapted Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Ahna O'Reilly Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Viola Davis Best Actress 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Viola Davis Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Viola Davis Best Actress 2011 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Viola Davis Best Actress - Drama 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Viola Davis Best Actress 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Viola Davis Best Actress 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Viola Davis Best Actress 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Allison Janney Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Cicely Tyson Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Mary Steenburgen Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Sissy Spacek Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mary J. Blige Best Original Song 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Mary J. Blige Best Song 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Octavia L. Spencer Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Octavia L. Spencer Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Octavia L. Spencer Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Octavia L. Spencer Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2011 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Octavia L. Spencer Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Octavia L. Spencer Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Octavia L. Spencer Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Bryce Dallas Howard Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Harvey Mason, Jr. Best Original Song 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Harvey Mason, Jr. Best Song 2011 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Chris Columbus Best Picture 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Columbus Best Picture 2011 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thomas Newman Best Original Song 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Thomas Newman Best Song 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Sharon Davis Best Costume Design 2011 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Brunson Green Best Picture 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Brunson Green Best Picture 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Chris Lowell Best Ensemble 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Damon Thomas Best Original Song 2011 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Emma Stone Best Ensemble 2011 Winner

Cast

Viola Davis
as Aibileen Clark
Emma Stone
as Skeeter Phelan
Bryce Dallas Howard
as Hilly Holbrook
Octavia L. Spencer
as Minny Jackson
Jessica Chastain
as Celia Foote
Ahna O'Reilly
as Elizabeth Leefolt
Allison Janney
as Charlotte Phelan
Anna Camp
as Jolene French
Chris Lowell
as Stuart Whitworth
Cicely Tyson
as Lila Rogers
Mike Vogel
as Johnny Foote
Sissy Spacek
as Missus Walters
Brian Kerwin
as Robert Phelan
Wes Chatham
as Carlton Phelan
Aunjanue Ellis
as Yule Mae Davis
Shane McRae
as Raleigh Leefolt
Roslyn Ruff
as Pascagoula
Tarra Riggs
as Gretchen
Leslie Jordan
as Mr. Blackly
Mary Steenburgen
as Elaine Stein
Carol Sutton
as Cora
Ashley Johnson
as Mary Beth Caldwell
Ritchie Montgomery
as Bus Driver

Crew

Tate Taylor
Director
Brunson Green
Producer
Michael Barnathan
Producer
Chris Columbus
Producer
Tate Taylor
Screenwriter
Stephen Goldblatt
Cinematographer
Jennifer Hawks
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mary J. Blige
Songwriter
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Hughes Winborne
Editor
Mark Ricker
Production Designer
Curt Beech
Art Director
Sonya Lunsford
Co-producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Tate Taylor
Executive Producer
Mark A. Radcliffe
Executive Producer
Nate Berkus
Executive Producer
Sharen Davis
Costume Designer
Donald Sparks
First Assistant Director
Paul Schnee
Casting
Kerry Barden
Casting
Rocky Capella
Stunts Coordinator
Karen Davis
Second Assistant Director
Cate Hardman
Script Supervisor
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