Best Picture

A love story that spans decades, Atonement is the tale of how one childhood mistake can irrevocably change the lives of an entire family. Based on Ian McEwan's best-selling novel, the film begins with 13-year-old Briony Tallis falsely accusing her older sister's lover of a crime and traces the consequences of that mistake against the backdrop of World War II.

The film is nominated for a total of seven Oscars®, including Best Supporting Actress for Saoirse Ronan.