The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants Synopsis

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

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The Descendants Blu-ray and DVD Arrive March 13th

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2012 Academy Awards Winners!

The Artist takes Best Picture! Check out the full list of winners of The 84th Academy Awards inside.
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2012 Writers Guild Awards Winners

Midnight in Paris takes home the Original Screenplay award while The Descendants wins for Adapted Screenplay.
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2012 BAFTA Awards Winners

The Artist wins seven awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Jean Dujardin.
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84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations!

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2012 BAFTA Awards Nominations

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62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominations

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69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners!

The Descendants wins Best Motion Picture - Drama, while The Artist takes home Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.
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2011 Directors Guild of America Awards Nominations

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2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

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23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards Nominations

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EXCLUSIVE: The Descendants Cast Interviews

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Second The Descendants Trailer

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The Descendants Photo Featuring George Clooney

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The Descendants Trailer

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The Descendants Clip

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Shailene Woodley to Follow The Descendants

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George Clooney Eyes The Descendants

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