This is the guide to nearly 2,700 movies that have received at least one major award or festival prize, from the silent era through 1990. For each winner, the entry provides country of origin, year of release, length, format, production credits, cast, subject matter, sequels and remakes, alternate titles, awards won, and, when appropriate, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating. Memorable or award-winning features are discussed and a sampling of the contemporary criticism is given. The award presenters include the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Berlin Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Screen Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and 24 others.
The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honors are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards because they recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.