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Captain Phillips

Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers

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Film Synopsis

When the freighter ship Maersk Alabama is pursued and captured by a handful of Somali pirates, Captain Richard Phillips faces off against Muse, the band's leader, in an effort to protect the lives of his crew. In an explosively dangerous situation, Phillips must strike a careful balance between strength and compliance if he and the men he is responsible for are to survive.

Academy Awards History

This is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Scott Rudin. He was previously nominated for:

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE (2011) 

Nominee, Best Picture

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010)

Nominee, Best Picture

TRUE GRIT (2010)

Nominee, Best Picture

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007)

Winner, Best Picture

THE HOURS (2002)

Nominee, Best Picture

 

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Dana Brunetti. He was previously nominated for:

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010)

Nominee, Best Picture

 

This is the third Academy Award nomination for Michael De Luca. He was previously nominated for:

MONEYBALL (2011)

Nominee, Best Picture

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010) 

Nominee, Best Picture

Other Nominees

Best Picture