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832 Ratings


Directed by Penny Marshall
United States, 1990


The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

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Awakenings Directed by Penny Marshall

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1990 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Writers Guild of America

1991 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1991 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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