Thursday, March 21, 2013

Albert Nobbs

2011 Irish Feature

Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Janet McTeer, Aaron Johnson, Pauline Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brendan Gleeson and Maria Doyle Kennedy
Director: Rodrigo GarcĂ­a
Writers: Glenn Close and John Banville, based on the novella The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs by George Moore

Albert Nobbs is a hotel waiter in 19th-century Ireland with dreams of owning his own tobacco shop. He is also a woman who has lived as a man for the past thirty years.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 56% / Audience: 48%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 57% / Audience: 6.1%
  • OMG rating: 8/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Close), Supporting Actress (McTeer) and Makeup.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination for Best Makeup.
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Award nominations for Film Performance of the Year (McTeer) and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress - Drama (Close), Supporting Actress (McTeer) and Original Song ("Lay Your Head Down").
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (McTeer).
  • Movie Dearest Award for Women of the Year (Close & McTeer).
  • Online Film Critics Society Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (McTeer).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress (Close) and Supporting Actress (McTeer).
  • World Soundtrack Awards for Best Original Song ("Lay Your Head Down") and Discovery of the Year (Composer Brian Byrne).

  • The original novella The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs had been previously adapted for the stage. Glenn Close starred in its Off-Broadway production and won the Obie Award for her performance.
  • Casting Call: Orlando Bloom and Amanda Seyfried.
  • In addition to starring in and co-writing Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close also co-produced the film and co-wrote the end title song "Lay Your Head Down".

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