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Plot, Details & Awards

American Hustle

(2013)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence.

R In Theaters 12/13/2013 , 129min.
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Plot & Details

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, 'American Hustle' tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell's previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Bradley Cooper Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Short Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Crispin Struthers Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Alan E. Baumgarten Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Production Design Judy Becker Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Production Design Heather Loeffler Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Michael Wilkinson Nominated
2013 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Christian Bale Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay David O. Russell Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Michael Wilkinson Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Lori McCoy-Bell Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Katherine Gordon Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Evelyne Noraz Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Christian Bale Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Christian Bale Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Amy Adams Won
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Bradley Cooper Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Jennifer Lawrence Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay David O. Russell Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Michael Wilkinson Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Lori McCoy-Bell Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Katherine Gordon Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Evelyne Noraz Won
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Christian Bale Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Won
2013 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Amy Adams Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Directors Guild of America Best Director David O. Russell Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Nominated
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated
2013 New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence Won

Writers Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated
2013 Writers Guild of America Best Original Screenplay Eric Warren Singer Nominated
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