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Focus Features
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1992 as Gramercy Pictures, 1999 as USA Films, 2001 as Focus Features
Headquarters Universal City, California, United States
Industry Motion pictures
Owner(s) General Electric (80%) and Vivendi (20%)
Parent NBC Universal
Subsidiaries Good Machine
Website http://www.focusfeatures.com

Focus Features (formerly USA Films, Universal Focus and Good Machine) is the art house films division of NBC Universal's Universal Pictures, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distributor for foreign films.

Focus was formed from the 2002 divisional merger of USA Films, Universal Focus and Good Machine. USA Films was created by Barry Diller in 1999 by combining October Films and Gramercy Pictures. Vivendi sold the studio, among other entertainment assets, to GE in 2004 to form NBC Universal.

Focus' most successful release to date is Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned $83,043,761 at the North American box office. However, this is not counting the domestic total of Traffic (2000), which earned $124,107,477 under the USA Films banner.[1][2]

Contents

Films

Year Film Release Date Academy Awards Golden Globe Awards Studio
1999 I Want You June 4 USA Films
Universal Focus
Good Machine
Autumn Tale July 9
The Muse August 27
Black Cat, White Cat September 10
Sugar Town September 17
Lucie Aubrac September 17
Plunkett & Macleane October 15
Being John Malkovich October 15
  • 3 Nominations
    • Best Director: Jonze
    • Best Screenplay – Original
    • Best Supporting Actress: Keener
Rosetta November 5
Ride with the Devil November 24
Agnes Browne December 3
Topsy-Turvy December 15
  • 2 Wins
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Makeup
  • 2 Nominations
    • Best Art Direction
    • Best Screenplay – Original
2000 Rear Window January 21
Pitch Black February 18
Condo Painting March 10
Waking the Dead March 24
Joe Gould's Secret April 7
Where the Money Is April 14
The Idiots April 28
Up at the Villa May 5
Boricua's Bond June 21
Blood Simple July 7
Alice and Martin July 21
Wonderland July 28
Mad About Mambo August 4
Nurse Betty September 8
  • 1 Win
Billy Elliot October 13
  • 3 Nominations
    • Best Director: Daldry
    • Best Screenplay – Original
    • Best Supporting Actress: Walters
  • 2 Nominations
    • Best Film, Drama
    • Best Supporting Actress: Walters
Loving Jezebel October 27
A Room for Romeo Brass October 27
Traffic December 27
  • 4 Wins
    • Best Director: Soderbergh
    • Best Editing
    • Best Screenplay – Adapted
    • Best Supporting Actor: del Toro
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Film
  • 2 Wins
    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Supporting Actor: del Toro
  • 3 Nominations
2001 In the Mood for Love (Fa yeung nin wa) February 2
Series 7 March 2
The Caveman's Valentine March 2
Beautiful Creatures April 6
One Night at McCool's April 21
Rat April 27
The Long Run May 4
Pavilion of Women May 4
Bloody Angels May 25
The Man Who Cried May 25
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? June 15
Strictly Sinatra June 22
Pandaemonium June 29
Wet Hot American Summer July 27
Session 9 August 10
Maybe Baby August 24
The Man Who Wasn't There October 31
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Cinematography
  • 3 Nominations
    • Best Actor, Drama: Thornton
    • Best Film, Drama
    • Best Screenplay
Gosford Park December 26
  • 1 Win
    • Best Screenplay – Original
  • 5 Nominations
    • Best Art Direction
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Director: Altman
    • Best Film
    • Best Supporting Actress: Mirren
    • Best Supporting Actress: Smith
  • 1 Win
  • 4 Nominations
    • Best Film, Musical/Comedy
    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Supporting Actress: Mirren
    • Best Supporting Actress: Smith
2002 Monsoon Wedding February 22 1 nomination
  • Nomination
    • Best Foreign Language Film
Never Again July 12 Focus Features
The Kid Stays in the Picture July 26
Possession August 16
8 Women (8 femmes) September 20
Far from Heaven November 8
  • 4 Nominations
    • Best Actress: Moore
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Original Score
    • Best Screenplay – Original
  • 4 Nominations
    • Best Actress, Drama: Moore
    • Best Original Score
    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Supporting Actor: Quaid
The Pianist December 27
  • 3 Wins
    • Best Actor: Brody
    • Best Director: Polanski
    • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • 4 Nominations
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Editing
    • Best Film
  • 2 Nomination
    • Best Actor, Drama: Brody
    • Best Film, Drama
2003 Deliver Us From Eva February 7
The Guys April 4
The Shape of Things May 9
My Little Eye June 6
Swimming Pool July 2
Lost in Translation September 12
  • 1 Win
    • Best Screenplay – Original
  • 3 Nominations
  • 3 Wins
    • Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Murray
    • Best Film, Musical/Comedy
    • Best Screenplay
  • 2 Nominations
Sylvia October 17
21 Grams November 21
  • 2 Nominations
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind March 19
  • 1 Win
    • Best Screenplay – Original
  • 1 Nomination
  • 4 Nominations
    • Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Carrey
    • Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: Winslet
    • Best Film, Musical/Comedy
    • Best Screenplay
Ned Kelly March 26
The Door in the Floor July 14
Vanity Fair September 1
The Motorcycle Diaries (Los diarios de motocicleta) September 24
  • 1 Win
    • Best Original Song
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Foreign Language Film
2005 Rory O'Shea Was Here February 4
Unleashed May 13
My Summer of Love June 17
Broken Flowers August 5
The Constant Gardener August 31
  • 1 Win
    • Best Supporting Actress: Weisz
  • 3 Nominations
    • Best Editing
    • Best Original Score
    • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • 1 Win
    • Best Supporting Actress: Weisz
  • 2 Nominations
    • Best Director: Mereilles
    • Best Film, Drama
Pride & Prejudice November 11
  • 4 Nominations
    • Best Actress: Knightley
    • Best Art Direction
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Original Score
  • 2 Nominations
    • Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: Knightley
    • Best Film, Musical/Comedy
The Ice Harvest November 23
Brokeback Mountain December 9
  • 3 Wins
    • Best Director: Lee
    • Best Original Score
    • Best Screenplay – Adapted
  • 5 Nominations
  • 4 Wins
    • Best Director: Lee
    • Best Film, Drama
    • Best Original Song
    • Best Screenplay
  • 3 Nominations
    • Best Actor, Drama: Ledger
    • Best Original Score
    • Best Supporting Actress: Williams
2006 Something New February 3
Brick March 31
On a Clear Day April 7
Scoop July 28
Hollywoodland September 8
  • 1 Nomination
The Ground Truth September 15
Catch a Fire October 27
2007 Evening June 29
Talk to Me July 20
Eastern Promises September 14
  • 3 Nominations
    • Best Actor, Drama: Mortensen
    • Best Film, Drama
    • Best Original Score
Lust, Caution (Se, jie) September 28
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Foreign Language Film
Reservation Road October 19
Dan in Real Life October 26
Atonement December 7
  • 1 Win
    • Best Original Score
  • 6 Nominations
    • Best Art Direction
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Film
    • Best Screenplay – Adapted
    • Best Supporting Actress: Ronan
  • 2 Wins
    • Best Film, Drama
    • Best Original Score
  • 5 Nominations
2008 In Bruges February 8
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Screenplay – Original
  • 1 Wins
    • Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Farell
  • 2 Nominations
    • Best Actor, Musical/Comedy: Gleeson
    • Best Film, Musical/Comedy
Be Kind Rewind February 22
The Other Boleyn Girl February 29
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day March 7
Hamlet 2 August 22
Burn After Reading September 26
  • 2 Nominations
    • Best Actress, Musical/Comedy: McDormand
    • Best Screenplay
Milk November 26
  • 2 Wins
    • Best Actor: Sean Penn
    • Best Screenplay – Original
  • 6 Nominations
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Director: Van Sant
    • Best Editing
    • Best Film
    • Best Original Score
    • Best Supporting Actor: Brolin
  • 1 Nomination
    • Best Actor, Drama: Penn
2009 Coraline February 6
The Limits of Control May 22
Sin Nombre March 20
Away We Go June 5
Taking Woodstock August 14
9 September 9
A Serious Man October 2

In addition to all these, Focus owns the backlog of predecessor October Films and Gramercy Pictures' in-house productions, as well as some rights to the 1974 film The Return of the Pink Panther (with the main exception of domestic theatrical, television, and internet distribution, still held by its original distributor, United Artists via sister company MGM), and most of the Savoy Pictures backlog, including Serial Mom.

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