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Philadelphia

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Directed by Jonathan Demme
United States, 1993
Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness’s telltale lesions.

Synopsis

Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness’s telltale lesions.

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PhiladelphiaDirected byJonathan Demme

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1994 | Winner: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Tom Hanks)
Academy Awards
1994 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role
1994 | 3 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
National Board of Review
1993 | Winner: Top Ten Films
BAFTA Awards
1995 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Original

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