Angela's Ashes

1999 American drama film by Alan Parker

Angela's Ashes is a 1999 British and American historical drama movie. It is based on a memoir of the same name. It was co-produced between the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.



The movie is set in and around Limerick. However, many scenes were filmed in Cork.


Angela's Ashes had a $25 million budget.[1] But it only made $13,042,112 in the United States. That made the movie a box office bomb.

The movie has a 52% "rotten" rating on the Rotten Tomatoes.[2] However, the audience rated the movie at 82%.

Roger Ebert gave Angela's Ashes two and a half stars.[3]


  • Winner Best Picture – Irish Film and Television Awards
  • Winner Best Costume Design – Irish Film and Television Awards (Consolata Boyle)
  • Winner Best Director – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Audience Award) (Alan Parker)
  • Winner Best Original Score – Las Vegas Film Critics Society (John Williams)
  • Winner Best Actress – London Film Critics Circle (Emily Watson)
  • Nominee Best Original Score – Academy Awards (John Williams)
  • Nominee Best Original Score – Golden Globes (John Williams)
  • Nominee Best Actress – BAFTA (Emily Watson)
  • Nominee Best Cinematography – BAFTA (Michael Seresin)
  • Nominee Best Production Design – BAFTA (Geoffrey Kirkland)
  • Nominee Best British Film – Empire Awards
  • Nominee Best British Actor – Empire Awards (Robert Carlyle)
  • Nominee Best Actress – Irish Film and Television Awards (Emily Watson)
  • Nominee Best Actor – Irish Film and Television Awards (Robert Carlyle)
  • Nominee Newcomer of Year – London Film Critics Circle (Michael Legge)


  1. "Angela's Ashes". The Box Office Mojo. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. "Angela's Ashes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. "Angela's Ashes". Roger Ebert. Retrieved April 3, 2019.