|Starring||Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon|
|81st Academy Awards|
Frost/Nixon is a 2008 historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the same name by Peter Morgan. The film was directed by Ron Howard and produced for Universal Pictures by Howard, Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films.
- Best Actor — Frank Langella
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Peter Morgan
- Best Director — Ron Howard
- Best Film Editing — Mike Hill, Dan Hanley
- Best Picture — Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Eric Fellner
A battle between Richard Nixon, the resigned president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the story of the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted.