Leaving Las Vegas
Director: Mike Figgis. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Laurie Metcalf, Steven Weber, Richard Lewis, Valeria Golino, Carey Lowell, Michael Goorjian, Jeremy Jordan, Emily Procter, Mariska Hargitay, Xander Berkeley, R. Lee Ermey, Julian Lennon, Danny Huston, Lou Rawls. Screenplay: Mike Figgis (from the novel by John O'Brien).


Not yet reviewed in full. B+

(in November 1995: A)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Director: Mike Figgis
Best Actress: Elisabeth Shue
Best Actor: Nicolas Cage
Best Adapted Screenplay: Mike Figgis

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Mike Figgis
Best Actress (Drama): Elisabeth Shue
Best Actor (Drama): Nicolas Cage

Other Awards:
Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Actor (Cage)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Shue); Best Cinematography (Declan Quinn)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Actor (Cage)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Shue); Best Actor (Cage)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Director; Best Actress (Shue); Best Actor (Cage)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Cage)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Cage)

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