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1,999 Ratings

Kramer vs. Kramer

Directed by Robert Benton
United States, 1979


Ben Kramer (Hoffman) thinks he has a well-adjusted life. Devoted to his work, Ben is at the top of his game at an ad agency in New York City. He thinks his home life with his wife Joanna (Streep) and son Billy (Justin Henry) is also great—until Joanna tells Ben that she’s leaving him.

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Kramer vs. Kramer Directed by Robert Benton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1980 | 5 wins including: Best Picture

1980 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1979 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actress

BAFTA Awards

1981 | 6 nominations including: Best Actor

Directors Guild of America

1980 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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