Anonymous is a 2011 political thriller and pseudo-historical drama directed by Roland Emmerich and written by John Orloff. The movie is a fictionalized version of the life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, an Elizabethan courtier, playwright, poet and patron of the arts—and a commonly theorized alternate author of the works of William Shakespeare. Set within the political atmosphere of the Elizabethan court, the film presents Lord Oxford as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, and dramatizes events leading to the succession of Queen Elizabeth and the Essex Rebellion against her.
Academy Award Nominations (2012)Edit
- Best Costume Design — Lisy Christl