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Silver Linings Playbook

Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.

R In Theaters 11/16/2012 , 120min.
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Plot & Details

Life doesn't always go according to plan...Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Robert De Niro Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Crispin Struthers Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director David O. Russell Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Bradley Cooper Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Jacki Weaver Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Bradley Cooper Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Bradley Cooper Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Jennifer Lawrence Won
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay David O. Russell Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2012 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Comedy or Musical Crispin Struthers Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Film Institute Top Ten Film of the Year Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay David O. Russell Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Bradley Cooper Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Picture Won
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence Won
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director David O. Russell Won
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay David O. Russell Won
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Bradley Cooper Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Robert De Niro Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director David O. Russell Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Bradley Cooper Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay David O. Russell Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Won
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Jennifer Lawrence Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence Won
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Screenplay (Runner-up) David O. Russell Won
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