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Plot, Details & Awards

The Fighter

(2010)

Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.

R In Theaters 12/10/2010 , 115min.
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Plot & Details

Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum).

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Todd Lieberman Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Paul Tamasy Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Pamela Martin Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture David Hoberman Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Scott Silver Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Mark Wahlberg Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Melissa Leo Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale Won
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Keith Dorrington Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Eric Johnson Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director David O. Russell Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Paul Tamasy Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Scott Silver Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Eric Johnson Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director David O. Russell Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Mark Wahlberg Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Amy Adams Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Melissa Leo Won
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2010 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Christian Bale Won

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film Judy Becker Nominated

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Austin Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale Nominated
2010 Austin Film Critics Top Ten Film Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Paul Tamasy Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Scott Silver Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams Nominated
2010 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Eric Johnson Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Directors Guild of America Best Director David O. Russell Nominated

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 London Film Critics Association Best British Actor Christian Bale Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated
2010 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale Won
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