Armageddon 001
4 Nominations
Year 1998
Director Michael Bay
Writer Jonathan Hensleigh, J. J. Abrams, Tony Gilroy, Shane Salerno
Starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, Steve Buscemi
71st Academy Awards

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster drama film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Disney's Touchstone Pictures. In spite of negative reception by critics, it became the highest grossing movie of 1998 with $553,709,788 at the box office with a budget of $104 Million.



Due to a shuttle's unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA's under-funded yet resourceful team train the world's best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results. As high-ranking officials play politics with the effort, the drilling team all faces deep personal issues which may jeopardize humanity's last chance...