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Two Academy Awards nominations for August: Osage County - get the playscript for £7

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced today (16 January), with August: Osage County, adapted by Tracy Letts from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, receiving two nods.

Meryl Streep is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Violet Weston. A three-time Academy Award-winner, she has been nominated a record 18 times during her career. 

Julia Roberts receives a nod for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Barbara Weston-Fordham. She was also nominated at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, and is shortlisted for the same award at this year's BAFTAs and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

A hugely-acclaimed black comedy exposing the dark side of the Midwestern American family, August: Osage County tells the story of the Westons. Reunited in Oklahoma after the disappearance of their father, they let loose a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. First staged in the UK at the National Theatre in 2008 following its premiere in Chicago, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

To celebrate August: Osage County's awards success, we're offering the wonderful original playscript for just £7 + free UK p&p when you order through our website. To take advantage of this offer, simply enter the code AUGUST at checkout. This promotion is valid until 7 March 2014 - to purchase your copy now, click here.

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