Directed by Oscar® nominee Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), this Academy Award®-winning adaptation by Emma Thompson of Jane Austen's classic novel tells the story of the Dashwood sisters: pragmatic Elinor (Thompson) and passionate Marianne (Kate Winslet). When their father dies unexpectedly, his estate must pass by law to his son from his first marriage, leaving Mr. Dashwood's current wife and daughters without a home and with barely enough money to live on. As both sisters struggle to find romantic fulfillment in a society obsessed with financial and social status-Elinor with shy, charming Edward (Hugh Grant), and Marianne with either the dashing Willoughby (Greg Wise) or the haunted Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman)-they must learn to mix sense with sensibility in their dealings with both money and men.
|Oscar||1996||Best Female Actress in a Leading Role||Emma Thompson|
|Oscar||1996||Best Female Actress in a Supporting Role||Kate Winslet|
|Oscar||1996||Best Costume Design|
|Oscar||1996||Best Original Score|