|5 Nominations / 1 Win|
|Writer||Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alexander Payne|
|Starring||George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges|
|84th Academy Awards|
The Descendants is a 2011 comedy-drama film starring George Clooney based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
- Best Actor — George Clooney
- Best Adapted Screenplay — Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
- Best Director — Alexander Payne
- Best Film Editing — Kevin Tent
- Best Picture — Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Matt King George Clooney an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.