O’Brien (Hawkes) contracted polio as a child and spends much of his life in an iron lung. When he decides he’d like to experience sex, he consults his local priest (William H. Macy) and a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt) to help him achieve his goal.
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“The Sessions” opens in theaters October 19.
Ballet drama "Black Swan" triumphed at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards and won for Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky, Best Female Lead for Natalie Portman, and Best Cinematography for Matthew Libatique.
Oscar nominee Natalie Portman added this victory to her impressive collection of awards she took home this season, including a Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Award for Best Actress. Best Supporting Female went to Dale Dickey for "Winter's Bone."
James Franco won Best Male Lead for his performance in "127 Hours," while John Hawkes was awarded Best Supporting Male for "Winter's Bone."
John Hawkes is a versatile character actor and Sundance darling with an illustrious career spanning over 20 years, but he is just now getting the attention he deserves with an Academy award nomination for 2011 Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Winter's Bone," nominated for Best Picture.
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