Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch)
Best Original Score
Best Original Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Lead Actress (Michelle Williams)
Golden Globe Winner!
Best Picture (Drama)
A majority of experts believe that Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS is the odds-on favorite to take home this year’s Best Picture Oscar, with a passel of other statuettes headed to those who made the film with him, including Michelle Williams for Best Actress. Autobiographically based, THE FABELMANS revisits the America of the ‘50s and ‘60s through the story of young Sammy as his parents move west from the East Coast to Arizona to California, chasing the American dream as his father Burt takes a job with a new technology company, while his mother Mitzy puts a career as a concert pianist in mothballs for the sake of her family…and Sammy discovers the wonder of film and creativity when his father puts an 8mm camera in his young hands. “But this is not just a movie about somebody who's already good at something and gets even better at it. It's about the difficulty of marriage, parenting, and being somebody's child….. That the movie leaves deep questions unresolved and presents all the related philosophical and aesthetic issues in a playful way (the final shot is a sight gag!) makes the experience quintessential Spielberg. You think he's giving you everything and that it's all right there on the surface. But the longer you sit with it, the more you realize how many gifts it contains”—Matthew Zoller Seitz, Rogerebert.com.
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