Lolita


Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film by Stanley Kubrick based on the classic novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov. The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze (Lolita) and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty.

Due to the MPAA's restrictions at the time, the film toned down the more provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience's imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was fourteen at the time of filming. Kubrick later commented that, had he realized how severe the censorship limitations were going to be, he probably never would have made the film.

Awards

The film was nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer which went to Sue Lyon.

Wins

  • Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for Sue Lyon

Nominations

  • Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Vladimir Nabokov
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Actor for James Mason
  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Stanley Kubrick
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor for James Mason
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress for Shelley Winters
  • Golden Globe Award Best Motion Picture Director for Stanley Kubrick
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for Peter Sellers
  • Venice Film Festival Award for Best Director for Stanley Kubrick
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