awards & nominations

The Big Short (2015)

Steve Carell as "Steve Eisman"

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

Golden Globe (2015)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Foxcatcher (2014)

Steve Carell as "John du Pont"

When wealthy John du Pont (Steve Carell) invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his charismatic brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). However, du Pont begins to lead Mark down a dark road, causing the athlete's self-esteem to slip. Meanwhile, du Pont becomes fixated on bringing Dave into the fold, eventually propelling all three toward an unforeseen tragedy.

Academy Award (2014)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)NominatedSupporting Actor
Golden Globe (2014)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

The Office (2005)

Steve Carell as "Michael Scott"

This U.S. adaptation -- set at a paper company in Scranton, Pa. -- has a similar documentary style to that of the Ricky Gervais-led British original. It features the Dunder-Mifflin staff, which includes characters based on roles in the British show -- and, quite possibly, people with whom you work in your office. There's Jim, the likable employee who's a bit of an every man. Jim has a thing for receptionist-turned-sales-rep Pam -- because office romances are always a good idea! There's also Dwight, the co-worker who is successful but devoid of social skills and common sense.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2011)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2011)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2010)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2010)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)NominatedOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2009)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2008)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2008)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2007)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2007)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2006)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2006)WonBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)WonOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Steve Carell as "Frank"

The Hoover family -- a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano) and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) -- puts the fun back in dysfunctional by piling into a VW bus and heading to California to support a daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her bid to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. The sanity of everyone involved is stretched to the limit as the group's quirks cause epic problems as they travel along their interstate route.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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