Hyde Park on Hudson
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt readies to host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – marking the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America. As Britain faces imminent war with Germany, the royals are desperately looking to FDR for U.S. support.
But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as his wife Eleanor, mother Sara, and secretary Missy will all play a part in making the royal weekend an unforgettable one.
Seen through the eyes of Daisy, Franklin’s neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy – and through her, for us all – a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.
2013 – Golden Globes, USA
Nominated: Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Bill Murray)
2012 – British Independent Film Awards
Won: British Independent Film Award – Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman)
2012 – Camerimage
Nominated: Golden Frog – Main Competition (Lol Crawley)
2012 – Detroit Film Critic Society, US
Nominated: DFCS Award – Best Actor (Bill Murray)
2012 – Satellite Awards
Nominated: Satellite Award – Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Laura Linney)