The Princess Diaries

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The Princess Diaries
Directed byGarry Marshall
Produced byWhitney Houston
Debra Martin Chase
Mario Iscovich
Screenplay byGina Wendkos
Based onThe Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot
StarringAnne Hathaway
Julie Andrews
Heather Matarazzo
Héctor Elizondo
Music byJohn Debney
CinematographyKarl Walter Lindenlaub
Edited byBruce Green
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • August 3, 2001 (2001-08-03)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$26 million
Box office$168,335,153

The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy movie. It was produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston. It was directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The movie stars Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis. The character is a teenager who discovers that she is the heir of the throne of the fictional Kingdom of Genovia. Genovia is ruled by her grandmother Queen Dowager Clarisse Renaldi, played by Julie Andrews. It also stars Heather Matarazzo as Mia's best friend Lilly Moscovitz, Héctor Elizondo as Joseph, the Queen's Head of Security, and Robert Schwartzman as Lilly's brother Michael, who has a crush on Mia.

The movie was released in North American theaters on August 3, 2001. The movie peaked at number three in the box office. The movie was very successful. It grossed $165,335,153 worldwide. A sequel, The Princess Diaries 2, was released in August 2004.

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Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2002 ALMA Award Outstanding Song in a Motion Picture Soundtrack "Miracles Happen" by Myra Nominated
ASCAP Top Box Office Film John Debney Won
Artios Award Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy Marcia Ross, Donna Morong, Gail Goldberg Nominated
BFCA Award Best Family Film - Live Action Nominated
Golden Trailer Award Best Animation/Family Nominated
Hollywood Makeup Artist Hair Stylist Guild Award Best Contemporary Makeup - Feature Hallie D'Amore, Leonard Engelman Nominated
MTV Movie Award Breakthrough Female Performance Anne Hathaway Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Actress, Comedy Anne Hathaway Nominated
Choice Movie: Comedy Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Family Feature Film - Comedy Nominated

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