Brilliant performances by both lead actors. Appearances on countless “Best Ever” lists. 94% ratings from Rotten Tomatoes’ audiences and critics alike. And yet in 1987, Withnail and I was nominated for, well, pretty much nothing. In this cult classic, the title characters – unemployed actors facing a similar fate in their efforts to land roles in 1969 London – retreat to the country “estate” of Withnail’s uncle in hopes of getting their lives on track.
Director: Bruce Robinson
Screenplay by: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant, Richard GriffithsSee all nominees