Nebraska is a 2013 American black-and-white road comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. It stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk. The film follows an elderly Montana resident and his son attempting to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize on a long trip to Nebraska. Nebraska was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where Dern won the Best Actor Award. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards, including for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Dern, Best Supporting Actress for Squibb, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. The film marked the final project for Paramount Vantage, before it was closed in December 2013.