About Schmidt
First screened in December 2002; most recently screened in May 2012
Director: Alexander Payne. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Len Caroiu, Howard Hesseman, Matt Winston, Phil Reeves, Connie Ray, Harry Groener, Cheryl Hamada, Mark Venhuizen, James M. Connor. Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (based on the novel by Louis Begley).
Twitter Capsule: As dotted with tiny victories of insight or humor as it is marred by condescension, mugging, and stilted contrivance

Photo © 2002 New Line Cinema
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Alexander Payne
Best Actor (Drama): Jack Nicholson
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates
Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Picture; Best Actor (Nicholson; tie); Best Screenplay
National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Bates)

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