Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (Sometimes called Anastasia: The Story of Anna[1]) is a 1986 Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning TV movie, starring Amy Irving and Olivia de Havilland. The movie was loosely based on the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia and the novel The Riddle of Anna Anderson by Peter Kurth.[2] It was Christian Bale's first movie and was originally broadcast in two parts.

Plot[change | change source]

The movie is about Anna Anderson, who believes that she is Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II of Russia. Anna first tells her story in the 1920s when she is at a Berlin asylum. Her story of escape from the Bolsheviks who killed the rest of her family in 1918 seems so vivid that many Russians believe her. She slowly gains more trust, but the Romanov family does not believe her. The movie never reveals if Anna really is Anastasia.

Awards[change | change source]

Year Award Category Person Result
1987 Artios Best Casting for TV Miniseries' Lynn Kressel Nominated
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Laurence Rosenthal Won
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special Jane Robinson (costume designer) Won
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Miniseries Michael Lepiner
Kenneth Kaufman
Graham Cottle
Marvin J. Chomsky
Nominated
Primetime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Olivia de Havilland Nominated
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Olivia de Havilland Won
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Jan Niklas Won
Golden Globe Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Nominated
Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Amy Irving Nominated

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References[change | change source]

  1. "The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)". Other Names for Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090638/releaseinfo#akas. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  2. "The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)". Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090638/. Retrieved March 15, 2008.
  3. "The Internet Movie Database (IMDB)". Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Awards. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090638/awards. Retrieved March 15, 2008.

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