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Carmen Mathews in Sounder


1972 G

Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield both earned Academy Award nominations for their performances in director Martin Ritt's poignant drama about the trials and tribulations of a family of black sharecroppers living in the deep South in the 1930s. Based on William H. Armstrong's Newberry Award-winning novel, 1972's Sounder also earned Oscar nods for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.