Into the Woods (film)
|Into the Woods|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Rob Marshall|
|Produced by||Rob Marshall
|Screenplay by||James Lapine|
|Based on||Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim
|Narrated by||James Corden|
|Music by||Stephen Sondheim|
|Edited by||Wyatt Smith|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
|Box office||$155.5 million|
Into the Woods is a 2014 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall, and adapted to the screen by James Lapine from his and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. It features an ensemble cast that includes Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, and Johnny Depp. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales of "Little Red Riding Hood", "Cinderella", "Jack and the Beanstalk", and "Rapunzel", the film is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch. Ultimately though, the characters are forced to rectify the consequences of their actions.
After several unsuccessful attempts by other studios and producers of adapting Into the Woods to film, Walt Disney Pictures announced in 2012 that it was producing an adaptation of the musical, with Marshall directing and John DeLuca serving as producer. Principal photography commenced in September 2013, and took place entirely in the United Kingdom, including at Shepperton Studios in London.
Into the Woods held its world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 8, 2014, and was released theatrically in the United States on December 25, 2014. The film was both critically and commercially successful; it grossed over $155 million worldwide and received praise for its cast, tone, and production merits. Into the Woods received three Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Streep, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design, as well as three Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Actress for Blunt, and Best Supporting Actress for Streep.
A Baker and his Wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the Baker's family by a Witch who found the Baker's father robbing her garden when his mother was pregnant. The Baker's father also stole some beans which caused the Witch's mother to punish her with the curse of ugliness. The Witch offers to lift the curse, but only if the Baker and his Wife obtain four critical items for her: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold.
The Witch's demands eventually bring the Baker and his Wife into contact with Jack, who is selling his beloved cow Milky White and to whom the Baker offers magic beans left him by his father (which were stolen from the Witch) which grow into a large beanstalk; with Red Riding Hood, whose ruby cape the couple notices when she stops to buy sweets on her way to grandmother's house; with Rapunzel, the Witch's adopted daughter whose tower the Baker's Wife passes in the woods; and with Cinderella, who also runs into the Baker's Wife while fleeing from the pursuing Prince.
After a series of failed attempts and misadventures, the Baker and his Wife finally are able to gather the items necessary to break the spell. Meanwhile, each of the other characters receive their "happy endings": Cinderella and Rapunzel marry their Princes; Jack provides for his mother by stealing riches from the Giant in the sky, and kills the pursuing Giant by cutting down the beanstalk; Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother are saved from the Big Bad Wolf by the Baker; and the Witch regains her youth and beauty after drinking the potion.
However, each of the characters learns their "happily ever after" is not so happy: the Baker is worried he is a poor father to his newborn baby; Cinderella is disenchanted by royal life; and the Witch learns that she has lost her powers with her restored youth. The growth of a second beanstalk from the last remaining magic bean allows the Giant's Wife to climb down and threaten the kingdom and its inhabitants if they do not deliver Jack in retribution for killing her husband. Meanwhile, what the characters did to achieve their happy endings continue to haunt them: the Baker's Wife kisses Cinderella's Prince and dies soon after when she falls off a cliff while fleeing the Giant's Wife; The Witch loses Rapunzel forever when she runs off with her prince in spite; Cinderella and the Prince break up after she hears of his infidelity with the Baker's Wife; and Red Riding Hood's Mother and Grandmother, along with Jack's Mother, are killed in the Giant's Wife's rampage.
In the aftermath, the surviving characters debate the morality of handing Jack over, and soon quickly blame each other for their individual actions that led to the tragedy, ultimately blaming the Witch. She throws away her remaining beans, reenacting her mother's curse and regaining her powers. The Witch then curses them, throw away the remaining beans reactiving her mother's curse and dies.
The Baker, Cinderella, Jack, and Red Riding Hood resolve to kill the threatening Giant's Wife, though Cinderella and the Baker try to explain to the distraught Red Riding Hood and Jack the complicated morality of retribution and revenge. The Giant's Wife is killed, and the characters move forward with their ruined lives: the Baker, thinking of his Wife, is determined to be a good father; Cinderella leaves the Prince and decides to help the Baker; and Jack and Red Riding Hood, now orphans, live with the Baker and Cinderella. The Baker begins to tell their story to his son—"Once upon a time..."
- Meryl Streep as The Witch
- Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife
- James Corden as The Baker
- Anna Kendrick as Cinderella
- Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince
- Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother
- Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother
- Johnny Depp as The Wolf
- Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood
- Daniel Huttlestone as Jack
- MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel
- Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince
- Tammy Blanchard as Florinda
- Lucy Punch as Lucinda
- Annette Crosbie as Little Red Riding Hood's Grandmother
- Joanna Riding as Cinderella's Mother
- Frances de la Tour as the Giant's Wife
- Richard Glover as the Steward
- Simon Russell Beale as the Baker's Father
While it was initially reported that Disney had decided to make some major plot changes for the film version in order to make it more family-friendly, Stephen Sondheim revealed that this was not the case and that any changes in the film version had been approved by him.
However, the film does slightly differ from the stage production. The songs "I Guess This Is Goodbye" (performed by Jack), "Maybe They're Magic", "Our Little World" (performed by Rapunzel and the Witch), "First Midnight" and "Second Midnight" interludes, "Ever After" (Act I finale of the original play), "So Happy", "Into the Woods" Reprise, "Agony" Reprise and "No More" (performed by the Baker) were cut from the film, although both "Ever After" and "No More" are used as instrumentals in the film. Meanwhile, many of the songs in the film have slightly different lyrics than their stage counterparts due to the slight tweaking of storylines.
Other changes include the fact that the role of the "Mysterious Man", which turns out to be the Baker's father, is now only a minor role in the character of his father's ghost. Instead, the film is narrated by the Baker. The minor role of Cinderella's Father was cut, and he is instead mentioned as deceased. Unlike the stage production, Rapunzel does not die nor bear twins. Instead, she stands up to the Witch and refuses to return with her, riding away with her Prince from the danger of the Giant's Wife. In addition, the subplot where the two princes have affairs with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty is eliminated. Also, due to the songs that begin Act II in the stage production being cut, the circumstances of the characters discovering the Giant's Wife is different. In the film, the Giant's Wife attacks during the marriages of Cinderella and Rapunzel to their respective Princes while in the stage production the Giant's Wife destroys the Witch's garden, causing the Baker and his Wife to inform the Royal Palace.
Similarly, much of the violence and sexual content is slightly toned down from the original musical. The death of Jack's Mother is less violent in the film; on stage, the Steward clubs her to death with his staff, in the film, he simply shoves her to the ground and she hits her head on a log. Similarly, the tryst between the Baker's Wife and the Prince in the film is vague enough so that it could be inferred that the Baker's Wife only kissed the Prince, rather than having an affair with him. The death of the Baker's Wife is not explicitly shown in the film, and the cause of her death is changed from being simply trampled by the Giant's Wife to accidentally backing off the edge of a cliff while fleeing from the Giant's Wife.
While it was initially reported that the film version would feature two new songs: one called "Rainbows", and another for the Witch, both songs ended up being cut from the film. Another song, titled "She'll Be Back", written by Sondheim specifically for Streep, was also cut from the film, though it will be preserved in the video release.
Early attempts of adapting Into the Woods to film occurred in the early 1990s, with a script written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. A reading was held with a cast that included Robin Williams as The Baker, Goldie Hawn as The Baker's Wife, Cher as The Witch, Danny DeVito as The Giant, Steve Martin as The Wolf, and Roseanne Barr as Jack's Mother. By 1991, Columbia Pictures and Jim Henson Productions were also developing a film adaptation with Craig Zadan as producer and Rob Minkoff as director. In 1997, Columbia put the film into turnaround, with Minkoff still attached as director, and Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, and Susan Sarandon reportedly in talks to star. After the report by Variety, a film adaptation of Into the Woods remained inactive for 15 years.
Development at Disney
After the critical and commercial success of Chicago in 2002, director Rob Marshall approached Stephen Sondheim as he was interested in adapting one of his musicals such as Follies and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, although Sondheim suggested Into the Woods instead. Marshall concurred, but development of the project was then postponed while he focused on directing Memoirs of a Geisha and Nine. In 2011, Marshall's interest in the project was rekindled when he heard a speech by President Barack Obama on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks to the families of the 9/11 victims, which seemed to evoke the same message as the musical's most important song, "No One Is Alone". Marshall firmly believed that Into the Woods was “a fairy tale for the post-9/11 generation". In January 2012, Marshall approached Walt Disney Pictures—for whom he had just directed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides—and pitched the idea to the studio, with Lapine writing the script and Sondheim "expected" to write new songs. Academy Award-winner Dion Beebe, who previously collaborated with Marshall on Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Nine, served as cinematographer. Sondheim confirmed that a new song had been written for the film.
With Disney's backing, a three-day reading of the entire updated screenplay took place in New York in October 2012 under Marshall's direction, with Nina Arianda as the Baker's Wife, Victoria Clark as Cinderella's Mother/Granny/Giant, James Corden as the Baker, Donna Murphy as the Witch, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Ivan Hernandez as the Wolf, Megan Hilty as Lucinda, Cheyenne Jackson as Rapunzel's Prince, Allison Janney as Jack's Mother, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Michael McGrath as Steward/Mysterious Man, Laura Osnes as Rapunzel, Taylor Trensch as Jack, Casey Whyland as Little Red Riding Hood, and Patrick Wilson as Cinderella's Prince. It was this reading which ultimately convinced Walt Disney Studios president Sean Bailey to green-light the film despite ongoing concerns about the dark nature of the original musical (which they had begun to understand since Marshall's original pitch). However, Disney (which self-finances all its films) provided only a relatively small production budget of $50 million (relative to other feature-length fantasy films on its development slate), in turn forcing both cast and crew to accept pay cuts to work on the film.
Reports subsequently surfaced in January 2013 that Meryl Streep had been cast to play the Witch. Streep had instituted a personal "no witch" rule after she turned 40 and was offered three witch roles, but ultimately broke her own rule to do a Sondheim role again. (As a young Yale student, she had participated in the original production of Sondheim's The Frogs.) During the same month, it was reported that Janney had been confirmed to join the film as well. Five months later, however, Tracey Ullman was cast as Jack's Mother instead.
In April 2013, Johnny Depp was in final negotiations, along with Streep, to join the film. The Hollywood Reporter reported that to help make the film on such a tight budget, Depp agreed as a favor to Disney and to Marshall (whom he had just worked with in On Stranger Tides) to a "boarding" arrangement, in which he would appear in a minor role for a fee of $1 million, instead of his typical fee of $20 million for a starring role. In May, James Corden, who took part in the reading of the screenplay, was in talks to play the role of the Baker. On May 10, 2013, Disney confirmed the casting of Streep, Depp, and Corden as the Witch, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Baker, respectively. That same month, Emily Blunt and Christine Baranski were cast, respectively, as the Baker's Wife and Cinderella's Stepmother. Marshall later confirmed that Blunt was selected for her "warm[th]" and likeability to ensure the emotional impact of the sudden death of the Baker's Wife: "[T]hat’s very important for that character because it’s the heart of the piece and you really have to love her so when she’s gone it should feel like a kick in the gut." After she was cast, Blunt discovered she was pregnant and her costume and choreography had to be adjusted accordingly. However, her "overweight" appearance during production actually fit in with the role of the Baker's Wife; as she explained, "I feel like she would have eaten a lot of carbs working in the bakery."
Also in May, Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Pine entered negotiations to play the Princes. However, Gyllenhaal dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with another film, Nightcrawler and was subsequently replaced by Billy Magnussen. One month later, Anna Kendrick began talks to play Cinderella in the film. In June 2013, The Walt Disney Studios publicly announced that the film had been greenlighted, and scheduled a release date for Christmas Day 2014. In July, MacKenzie Mauzy, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch and Daniel Huttlestone joined the cast. Sophia Grace Brownlee was originally cast as Little Red Riding Hood. Brownlee's casting attracted controversy due to her age and the sexual undertones present between Little Red and the Wolf. Mauzy later revealed that she first auditioned for Cinderella but did not get the part. However, director Marshall saw her audition tape and brought her back in for Rapunzel, after recognizing "the 'vulnerability' and 'emotion' Mauzy could bring to Rapunzel after she read just one line", as he recalled. The film's official cast and plot synopsis were revealed at the D23 Expo on August 10, 2013. On September 16, 2013, Lilla Crawford was confirmed as playing the character of Little Red Riding Hood, despite previous reports suggesting Brownlee. Crawford auditioned for Marshall via Skype, who offered her the role within two hours; she was on a flight to London the next day. Later on, Dominic Brownlee spoke about the withdrawal of his daughter Sophia Grace from the movie: "After careful consideration, we the parents of Sophia Grace, felt that as rehearsals progressed that she was too young for this part. It was a joint decision between us and the director and producer of Into the Woods to withdraw Sophia Grace from the film." The casting of Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, and Annette Crosbie in other roles was announced later the same day.
In July 2013, before filming began, Marshall put the cast through six weeks of rehearsals on a soundstage and blocked their scenes. In August, the cast members visited Angel Recording Studios to separately record their respective parts in the presence of Sondheim himself. Over 90% of the vocal tracks in the final version of the film are from the recording studio sessions, while the rest were recorded on location or on the set. The advantage of blocking and rehearsing all scenes first was that the cast members could then precisely calibrate their voices in the recording studio to the planned appearance of each scene when later filmed, thereby minimizing the slightly disconcerting disconnection between vocals and choreography typical of music videos.
Principal photography took place at London's Shepperton Studios in September 2013, with additional filming taking place at Dover Castle, Waverley Abbey and Richmond Park. A forest of ancient pine trees in Windsor Great Park was used for many of the scenes in the woods. Marshall struggled with how to stage the melodramatic duet "Agony" in the forest until discovering online that Windsor Great Park had an artificial waterfall, which turned out to be the perfect location for the song. The production used Arri Alexa cameras configured in a two-camera setup. Footage was edited together in Avid Media Composer.
The filmmakers spent a whole day shooting scenes which involved Rapunzel's hair being climbed upon. Mauzy claimed that the filmmakers wanted to take advantage of her blonde hair, and that the top of Rapunzel's hair appeared in the film was her own real hair; make-up artists only braided it into the extension. This hair extension was engineered by hair designer Peter King. After testing loose, flowing hair which King found "uncontrollable", he decided to have twenty-seven wefts of real hair woven together into a 30-foot braid, a design which took inspiration from an Arthur Rackham illustration of Rapunzel. In order to bring in enough real Russian hair strands needed for the extension, King and his team had to work with several distributors from Germany and England. The hair-braiding process required three people, each holding a separate strand and weaving in and out. King also dyed the wefts for them to match Mauzy's champagne blonde hair color, and blended together six different shades from ash and strawberry to create realistic gradations and highlights. Between scenes, Mauzy had to "wrap [the hair] around her arm like huge rolls of wool", as recalled by King. A stuntman was employed to shoot hair-climbing scenes. Thin rope and metal rings were the only additional tools concealed within the braid to hold the weight of a person climbing up.
The film's final shot, which essentially merges into and links back to its first shot, actually transitions digitally between three shots: a Technocrane on location lifting as high as possible into the sky, an aerial drone flying down a valley in Wales, and a shot of an overcast sky in Manhattan, New York City. Filming concluded on November 27, 2013.
On July 14, 2014, Steve Baldwin posted on a social networking site that reshoots were made during the whole month of July. The following month, however, Rob Marshall denied the film went through re-shoots. Instead, they spent three days shooting new material that had been cut and re-added to the script after Disney screened the movie. For his role as the Wolf, Depp worked closely with the film's costume designer Colleen Atwood to create a Tex Avery-inspired costume, complete with zoot suit and fedora.
The first official company presentation took place at the 2013 Disney D23 expo. The official teaser trailer debuted on July 31, 2014. A featurette was released showing behind-the-scenes clips and the vocals of Streep, Kendrick, Blunt and others. A second trailer was released on November 6, 2014.
As of January 25, 2015 Into the Woods has grossed $121.5 million in North America, and $34 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $155,493,132.
Into the Woods began playing across North American theaters on December 24, 2014 and earned $1.1 million from late night Christmas Eve showings and $15.08 million on its opening day (including previews) from 2,440 theaters. Its opening day gross is the fourth-biggest Christmas Day debut and the sixth-biggest Christmas Day gross ever. The film was among one of four films put into wide release on December 25, 2014, the other three being Universal Pictures' Unbroken (3,131 theaters), Paramount Pictures' The Gambler (2,478 theaters), and TWC's Big Eyes (1,307 theaters). It earned $31,051,923 in its traditional three-day opening ($46.1 million including its Christmas Day gross) debuting at #2 at the box office behind The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, achieving the highest opening weekend for a film based on a Broadway musical (previously held by Mamma Mia!).
Despite early screenings prior to the film's release, Disney issued an embargo on professional reviews of the film until two weeks before general theatrical release. Into the Woods received positive reviews from critics. The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 71% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 174 reviews, with the site's consensus being: "On the whole, this Disney adaptation of the Sondheim classic sits comfortably at the corner of Hollywood and Broadway—even if it darkens to its detriment in the final act." The cast, especially in terms of Streep, Blunt and Pine, received wide acclaim as well as the tone, production design, costumes, visual effects and the pacing. Another aggregate, Metacritic, calculates a score of 69 out of 100, based on 41 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". In CinemaScore polls conducted during the opening weekend, cinema audiences gave Into the Woods an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the film "benefits from respect for the source material, enticing production values and a populous gallery of sharp character portraits from a delightful cast". Stephen Holden of The New York Times lauded the film, writing; "Into the Woods, the splendid Disney screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, infuses new vitality into the tired marketing concept of entertainment for 'children of all ages'". Scott Mendelson of Forbes gave a positive review declaring the film as "Rob Marshall's best movie ever" and praised it for its genuine entertainment and for the strong performances of the cast. Richard Corliss of Time gave a positive review, stating that the film was a "smart, appealing, upside-down children’s story for adults of all ages".
Gregory Ellwood of HitFix tipped Streep as an Oscar contender in the Best Supporting Actress category, and also praised the performance of Chris Pine. The film was named as one of the eleven best films of 2014 by the American Film Institute.
Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair, Karen D'Souza of the San Jose Mercury News, and Dana Stevens of Slate all published critical reviews of the film. All three found much to like in the acting (especially Blunt and Pine's performances), but all three also concluded that after the various cuts and changes, the final version of the film had failed to adequately preserve the power of the dark existentialist message at the heart of the original musical's second act. Stevens characterized the result as a "generic dystopian bummer," while Lawson criticized the film as a "dutiful but perfunctory adaptation" which lacked "genuine heart".
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Academy Awards||February 22, 2015||Best Supporting Actress||Meryl Streep||Pending|
|Best Production Design||Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock||Pending|
|Best Costume Design||Colleen Atwood||Pending|
|AACTA International Awards||January 31, 2015||Best Supporting Actress||Meryl Streep||Pending|
|Art Directors Guild Awards||January 31, 2015||Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film||Dennis Gassner||Pending|
|American Cinema Editors||January 30, 2015||Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical||Wyatt Smith||Pending|
|American Film Institute||December 9, 2014||Top Eleven Films of the Year||Into the Woods||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards||February 8, 2015||Best Costume Design||Colleen Atwood||Pending|
|Best Makeup and Hair||Peter Swords King, J. Roy Helland||Pending|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association||January 15, 2015||Best Supporting Actress||Meryl Streep||Nominated|
|Best Acting Ensemble||The Cast of Into the Woods||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Dennis Gassner/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Colleen Atwood||Nominated|
|Best Hair & Makeup||Nominated|
|Casting Society of America||January 22, 2015||Big Budget Comedy||Francine Maisler, Bernard Telsey, Tiffany Little Canfield||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||December 15, 2014||Best Art direction/Production Design||Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock||Nominated|
|Costume Designers Guild||February 17, 2015||Excellence in Fantasy Film||Colleen Atwood||Pending|
|Detroit Film Critics Society||December 15, 2014||Best Ensemble||The Cast of Into the Woods||Nominated|
|Florida Film Critics Circle||December 19, 2014||Best Art Direction/Production Design||Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||January 11, 2015||Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy||Into the Woods||Nominated|
|Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical||Emily Blunt||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||Meryl Streep||Nominated|
|Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards||February 14, 2015||Best Period and/or Character Make-Up in Feature Length Motion Picture||Peter Swords King||Pending|
|Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling in Feature Length Motion Picture||Peter Swords King and J. Roy Helland||Pending|
|Best Special Make-Up in Feature Length Motion Picture||J. Roy Helland and Matthew Smith||Pending|
|MPSE Golden Reel Awards||February 15, 2015||Feature Musical||Mike Higham, Jennifer Dunnington||Pending|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society||December 16, 2014||Best Ensemble Acting||Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Billy Magnussen, and Frances de la Tour||Nominated|
|Best Live Action Family Film||Into the Woods||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Dion Beebe||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Wyatt Smith||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Nominated|
|Best Performance By a Youth – Male||Daniel Huttlestone||Nominated|
|Best Performance By a Youth – Female||Lilla Crawford||Won|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||December 15, 2014||Best Production Design||Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||February 15, 2015||Best Ensemble – Motion Picture||Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Billy Magnussen, and Frances de la Tour||Unopposed|
|Best Costume Design||Colleen Atwood||Pending|
|Best Sound (Editing and Mixing)||Blake Leyh, John Casali, Michael Keller, Michael Prestwoood Smith, and Renee Tondelli||Pending|
|Best Visual Effects||Christian Irles, Matt Johnson, and Stefano Pepin||Pending|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||January 25, 2015||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role||Meryl Streep||Nominated|
|St. Louis Film Critics||December 15, 2014||Best Music Soundtrack||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||December 8, 2014||Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock||Nominated|
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