The Truman Show is a film about the reality show surrounding the life of Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey). What makes Truman's reality show so interesting is that he has no idea that he is part of it. Truman lives in a beautiful domed studio in California and everything that surrounds him is completely scripted. Every day viewers tune in to see what will happen in Truman's life as they have since Truman's birth, which started the show.
Now that Truman is an adult he starts putting together the pieces of his world and discovers that things are not quite as they seem. As Truman beings to discuss life outside of his beautiful city, the actors around him including his wife, Meryl Burbank (Laura Linney), do everything they can to convince him that there is nothing to see out there. Although he listens to his friends, Truman cannot deny himself and his passion to travel. Truman finally discovers what is truly important which is portrayed beautifully in the final scene of the film.
What was even more impressive than the storyline and the acting of this film was the recognition that The Truman Show movie cast received in awards and nominations. Below is a list of just some of the amazing awards that The Truman Show won from the various film agencies.
1999 - Won - ALFS Award - Director of the Year - Peter Weir
1999 - Won - ALFS Award - Screenwriter of the Year - Andrew Niccol
1999 - Won - ASCAP Award - Top Box Office Films - Burkhard von Dallwitz
1999 - Won - ASCAP Award - Top Box Office Films - Philip Glass
1999 - Won - BAFTA Film Award - Best Production Design - Dennis Gassner
1999 - Won - BAFTA Film Award - Best Screenplay - Original - Andrew Niccol
1999 - Won - Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama - Ed Harris
1999 - Won - CFCA Award - Best Original Score - Burkhard von Dallwitz
1999 - Won - David Lean Award for Direction - Director - Peter Weir
1999 - Won - Golden Globe - Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Burkhard von Dallwitz, Philip Glass
1999 - Won - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Jim Carrey
1999 - Won - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Ed Harris
1999 - Won - MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance - Jim Carrey
1999 - Won - Saturn Award - Best Fantasy Film - The Truman Show
1999 - Won - Saturn Award - Best Writer - Andrew Niccol