|Director||John Patrick Shanley|
|Writer||John Patrick Shanley|
|Starring||Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Viola Davis, Amy Adams,|
|81st Academy Awards|
Doubt is a 2008 film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning fictive stage play Doubt: A Parable. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, the film stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis.
- Best Actress — Meryl Streep
- Best Adapted Screenplay — John Patrick Shanley
- Best Supporting Actor — Philip Seymour Hoffman
- Best Supporting Actress — Amy Adams
- Best Supporting Actress — Viola Davis
It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences.