Nebraska (film)

Nebraska is a 2013 American comedy-drama road film directed by Alexander Payne, written by Bob Nelson,[4] and starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb and Bob Odenkirk.[5] Shot in black-and-white, the story follows an elderly Montana resident and his son as they try to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize on a long trip to Nebraska.

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Directed byAlexander Payne
Written byBob Nelson
Produced by
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael
Edited byKevin Tent
Music byMark Orton
Distributed byParamount Vantage
Release dates
  • May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23) (Cannes)
  • November 15, 2013 (2013-11-15) (United States)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$13.5 million[2]
Box office$27.7 million[3]

The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or (Grand Prize) at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival,[6] where Dern won the Best Actor Award.[7] It was also nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Dern, Best Supporting Actress for Squibb, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. The film was acclaimed by critics and became a commercial success, bringing in $27.7 million from the box office on a $13.5 million budget. It was the final film to be released by Paramount Vantage, as it merged with its parent company Paramount Pictures.

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