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Plot, Details & Awards

Margin Call

Rated R for language.

R In Theaters 10/21/2011 , 109min.
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Plot & Details

Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, 'Margin Call' is a thriller entangling the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. When entry-level analyst Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto) unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster. Expanding the parameters of genre, Margin Call is a riveting examination of the human components of a subject too often relegated to partisan issues of black and white.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay J.C. Chandor Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay J.C. Chandor Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award Won
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature J.C. Chandor Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won
2011 National Board of Review Best First Feature J.C. Chandor Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 New York Film Critics Circle Best First Feature J.C. Chandor Won

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Original Screenplay J.C. Chandor Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
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