Winter's Bone
Winter's Bone
4 Nominations
Year 2010
Director Debra Granik
Writer Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes
83rd Academy Awards

Winter's Bone is a 2010 independent drama, an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel of the same name. The film explores the interrelated themes of close and distant family ties, the power and speed of gossip, patriarchy, self-sufficiency, and rural poverty in the Ozarks as they are changed by the pervasive underworld of illegal methamphetamine labs. It received four 2011 Academy Award nominations.



17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.