In Oklahoma, in August, Beverly Weston, is a poet with a drinking problem while his wife, Violet suffers from mouth cancer and has a newly developed addiction to drugs. Beverly decides to hire a live-in cook and caregiver for Violet.
A few weeks after Johnna is hired, Beverly disappears which motivates the family to come together to look for him but only to find a few days later that he has committed suicide. Violet and Beverly's daughters, Barbara and Karen, along with Ivy who lives in the house, come to their father’s funeral, as does the entire family.
* August: Osage County received two (2) 2014 Oscar Nominations:
"Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Meryl Streep)
"Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Julia Roberts)
'August: Osage County' received two (2) 2014 Golden Globe Nominations:
"Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy" (Meryl Streep)
"Best Supporting Actress" (Julia Roberts)