The Sessions Overview
Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver (Annika Marks) scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.
R — Strong Sexuality, Graphic Nudity, Frank Dialogue
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Helen Hunt — Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, 2012
Helen Hunt — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 2012
John Hawkes — Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, 2012
Helen Hunt — Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, 2012
John Hawkes — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, 2012
Helen Hunt — Nominated for British Academy of Film & Television Arts for Supporting Actress, 2012
The Sessions cast and crew
William H. Macy‘Father Brendan’
John Hawkes‘Mark O'Brien’
W. Earl Brown‘Rod’
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