Emma (1996 theatrical film)

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Emma is a 1996 period comedy film based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen.wikipedia
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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.
Paltrow gained very early notice for her work in films such as Seven (1995), Emma (1996), Sliding Doors (1998), and A Perfect Murder (1998).

Alan Cumming

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Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.
His best-known film roles include his performances in Emma, GoldenEye, the Spy Kids trilogy, Son of the Mask, and X2.

Jeremy Northam

Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.
After a number of television roles, he earned attention as Mr. Knightley in the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.

Toni Collette

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Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.
In 1996, she was part of the ensemble cast of the comedy, Così, and had a leading role in Emma as the naïve Harriet Smith.

Jane Austen

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Emma is a 1996 period comedy film based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen.
Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940's Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions like Sense and Sensibility (1995), Emma (1996), Mansfield Park (1999), Pride & Prejudice (2005), and Love & Friendship (2016).

Douglas McGrath

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Written and directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy Northam.
He was twice nominated for a Writers Guild of America award, in 1995 for Bullets over Broadway, and in 1997 for Emma.

Juliet Stevenson

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Juliet Stevenson portrayed the "ghastly" Mrs Elton, while Polly Walker and Greta Scacchi starred as Jane Fairfax and Anne Taylor respectively.
Her other film appearances include Emma (1996), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Being Julia (2004), and Infamous (2006).

Greta Scacchi

Juliet Stevenson portrayed the "ghastly" Mrs Elton, while Polly Walker and Greta Scacchi starred as Jane Fairfax and Anne Taylor respectively.
Greta Scacchi (born 18 February 1960) is an Italian Australian actress best known for her roles in the films White Mischief (1987), Presumed Innocent (1990), The Player (1992), Emma (1996) and Looking for Alibrandi (2000).

Sophie Thompson

Real-life mother and daughter, Phyllida Law and Sophie Thompson, portrayed Mrs and Miss Bates.
Thompson's film appearances include Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Persuasion (1995), Emma (1996), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Gosford Park (2001) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010).

George Knightley

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Her father and their old family friend (and brother of Emma's sister's husband) George Knightley dispute her claim and disapprove of her trying to make more matches, but she ignores their warnings and sets her mind on setting up Mr Elton, the minister who performed the Westons' marriage ceremony, with Harriet Smith, an unsophisticated young woman on the verges of society.

Emma Woodhouse

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The film describes a year in the life of Emma Woodhouse, a congenial but naïve young woman who thinks of herself as a romantic matchmaker in her small community in early-19th-century England.

Emma (novel)

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Emma is a 1996 period comedy film based on the 1815 novel of the same name by Jane Austen.

Harvey Weinstein

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Miramax's co-chairman, Harvey Weinstein, liked the idea of a contemporary take on the novel.

James Cosmo

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Other cast members included Edward Woodall as Robert Martin, James Cosmo as Mr Weston and Denys Hawthorne as Mr Woodhouse, in one of his last film appearances.

Phyllida Law

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Real-life mother and daughter, Phyllida Law and Sophie Thompson, portrayed Mrs and Miss Bates.

Polly Walker

Juliet Stevenson portrayed the "ghastly" Mrs Elton, while Polly Walker and Greta Scacchi starred as Jane Fairfax and Anne Taylor respectively.

Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture

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Rachel Portman

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The musical score of the film was written by British composer Rachel Portman.
Later, Portman became the first female composer to win an Academy Award in the category of Best Musical or Comedy Score (for Emma in 1996).

Denys Hawthorne

Other cast members included Edward Woodall as Robert Martin, James Cosmo as Mr Weston and Denys Hawthorne as Mr Woodhouse, in one of his last film appearances.
He played Mr Woodhouse in the film Emma (1996).

Edward Woodall

Other cast members included Edward Woodall as Robert Martin, James Cosmo as Mr Weston and Denys Hawthorne as Mr Woodhouse, in one of his last film appearances.

Silent Worship

* "Silent Worship" (song sung by Emma and Mr Churchill)
"Silent Worship" is featured in the 1996 film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma, where it is sung by Gwyneth Paltrow (as Emma) and Ewan McGregor (as Frank Churchill).

Academy Award for Best Original Score

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On March 24, 1997, Portman became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Two are composers: Rachel Portman, who won for Emma (1996), and Anne Dudley, who won for The Full Monty (1997); the third, is lyricist Marilyn Bergman, who won for Yentl (1983) in the Original Song Score category, sharing the award with co-lyricist Alan Bergman (her husband) and composer Michel Legrand.

Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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