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293 Ratings


Directed by Mike Nichols
United States, 1983
Drama, Biography, Thriller


The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

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Silkwood Directed by Mike Nichols

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1984 | 5 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1985 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

Writers Guild of America

1984 | Nominee: Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1984 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

1984 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

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