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373 Ratings

Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by Michael Apted
United States, 1980
Drama, Biography, Music


Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre; with her strong, clear, hard-country voice and tough, no-nonsense songs.

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Coal Miner's Daughter Directed by Michael Apted

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1981 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1981 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1980 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1982 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

Directors Guild of America

1981 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

Spacek sings all of Lynn’s songs and plays this original strong woman with gentle ferocity. Watch this and understand why Taylor Swift isn’t country—just some pop tart with a banjo.
July 31, 2013
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