Monday, June 24, 2013

Gia



1998 Television Movie

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl, Elizabeth Mitchell and Mila Kunis
Director: Michael Cristofer
Writers: Jay McInerney and Michael Cristofer

Synopsis:
The life of top fashion model Gia Carangi, from 17-year old rebel to her death at age 26 from AIDS. In between, she followed a downward spiral of drug abuse and failed relationships.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 80%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • American Cinema Editors Eddy Award for Best Edited Two-Hour Movie for Non-Commercial Television.
  • Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for TV Movie.
  • Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding TV Movie or TV Mini-Series.
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Jolie) and Supporting Actress (Dunaway); also nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
  • L.A. Outfest Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film (Jolie).
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie; also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Lead Actress (Jolie), Writing, Costume Design and Casting.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Jolie).
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Original Script, Long Form Television.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Gia Carangi died in 1986 and is believed to be one of the first famous women to die of AIDS.
  • Originally broadcast on the American premium cable network HBO.

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