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August: Osage County

Original Release: December 27, 2013 (USA)
Directed by: John Wells
Written by: Tracy Letts
Produced by: Grant Heslov, George Clooney
Running Time: 120 minutes
Box Office: $74,188,937 (USA)

During August in Osage County, Oklahoma, Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard), is a poet with a drinking problem while his wife, Violet (Meryl Streep) suffers from mouth cancer and has a newly developed addiction to drugs. Suddenly, Beverly disappears and the Weston family - Violet and Beverly's daughters, Barbara (Julia Roberts), Karen (Juliette Lewis) and Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) - return home. A series of conflicts ensue over the next several days as Violet, armed with prescription drugs and paranoid mood swings, reigns over the home as family secrets unfold.
Cast & Characters
Meryl Streep (Violet Weston), Sam Shepard (Beverly Weston), Julia Roberts (Barbara Fordham), Margo Martindale (Mattie Fae Aiken), Chris Cooper (Charles Aiken), Benedict Cumberbatch (Little Charles Aiken), Ewan McGregor (Bill Fordham), Abigail Breslin (Jean Fordham), Julianne Nicholson (Ivy Weston), Juliette Lewis (Karen Weston), Dermot Mulroney (Steve Heidebrecht), Misty Upham (Johnna Monevata)
Production Photos

Production Notes
"August: Osage County" tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play. "August: Osage County" is directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.
Awards & Nominations for Meryl Streep
  Hollywood Film Award as Best Acting
  Capri Film Festival as Best Actress
  Capri Film Festival as Acting Ensemble
  CinEuphoria Award Audience Award as Best Actress
  Academy Award as Best Actress
  Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Actress
  Screen Actors Guild Award as Best Acting Ensemble
  Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical
  Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts as Best Actress
  Broadcast Film Critics as Best Actress
  Broadcast Film Critics as Ensemble
  Washington Film Critics as Best Actress
  Washington Film Critics as Ensemble
  Washington DC Area Film Critics Association as Best Actress
  St. Louis Film Critics as Best Actress (2nd place)
  Dallas Film Critics as Best Actress (4th Place)
  Detroit Film Critics as Best Actress
  Detroit Film Critics as Ensemble
  Phoenix Film Critics as Best Actress
  Phoenix Film Critics as Ensemble
  Alliance of Woman Film Journalists as Ensemble
  Alliance of Woman Film Journalists as Actress Defying Age and Agesim
  San Francisco Film Critics as Best Actress
  Indiana Film Critics as Best Actress
  Houston Film Critics as Best Actress
  Chicago Film Critics Association as Best Actress
  Satellite Award as Best Actress
  CinEuphoria Award as Best Actress International Competition