Oscar Movies: Education, An (2009)–Best Picture, Actress, Adapted Screenplay

An Education garnered three Oscar nominations, Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning none.

Carey Mulligan stars in this coming-of-age drama written by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) from Lynn Barber’s autobiographical memoir, directed by Lone Scherfig (Hjemve, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himeself).

The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Fest, where it won the Audience and Cinematography Awards.

When Jenny (Mulligan), a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood, meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a dashing older man, he introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and her own sexual awakening.  Will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? This captivating film sparkles with wit, charm and style of 1960s Britain.


Sony Pictures Classics

Running time: 100 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13