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In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father is a 1993 film which tells the story of a man, falsely accused of an IRA bombing, who tries to prevent his father from being involved in the accusation. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite and Emma Thompson.

The movie was adapted by Terry George and Jim Sheridan from the autobiography Proved Innocent by Gerry Conlon. It was directed by Jim Sheridan.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Pete Postlethwaite), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Emma Thompson), Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.