The Big Short Poster

(2015)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2016

Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale
Best Achievement in Directing
Adam McKay
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Hank Corwin

Golden Globes, USA 2016

Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Christian Bale
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Steve Carell

BAFTA Awards 2016

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale
Best Editing
Hank Corwin
Best Film
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Brad Pitt
Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
Adam McKay

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016

Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale
Steve Carell
Ryan Gosling
Melissa Leo
Hamish Linklater
John Magaro
Brad Pitt
Rafe Spall
Jeremy Strong
Marisa Tomei
Finn Wittrock
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale

AACTA International Awards 2016

Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Film
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Best Direction
Adam McKay
Best Lead Actor
Steve Carell
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale

AFI Awards, USA 2016

Winner
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

THE BIG SHORT achieves the extraordinary - making sense of the 2008 market collapse and making it ... More

THE BIG SHORT achieves the extraordinary - making sense of the 2008 market collapse and making it entertaining. Adam McKay's whip-smart satire pulses with brazen pacing, pop-up celebrity cameos and AAA performances from Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. This endlessly innovative comedy is also an object lesson in greed's consequences for the many and, ultimately, a tale to break a nation's heart.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2015

Winner
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films
9th place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2016

Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Editing
Hank Corwin

American Cinema Editors, USA 2016

Winner
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy
Hank Corwin

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2016

Winner
ASCAP Award
Top Box Office Films
Nicholas Britell
Paramount Pictures

Austin Film Critics Association 2015

Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Adam McKay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Best Film
9th place

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2015

Winner
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Nominee
ACCA
Best Cast Ensemble
Steve Carell
Christian Bale
Ryan Gosling
Melissa Leo
Hamish Linklater
John Magaro
Brad Pitt
Rafe Spall
Jeremy Strong
Marisa Tomei
Finn Wittrock

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominee
BFCC Award
Best Picture
9th Place

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2015

Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Ensemble Cast

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2016

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy
Christian Bale
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Editing
Hank Corwin
Best Actor in a Comedy
Steve Carell

Casting Society of America, USA 2016

Winner
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Comedy
Francine Maisler
Meagan Lewis (location casting)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2016

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Best Picture
9th place

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Adam McKay
Best Editing
Hank Corwin

Cinema for Peace Awards 2016

Nominee
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
Adam McKay

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
6th place

Denver Film Critics Society 2016

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Comedy Film

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2015

Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Ensemble
Best Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

Directors Guild of America, USA 2016

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Adam McKay

Empire Awards, UK 2016

Winner
Empire Award
Best Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Film
Best Ensemble

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2016

Nominee
Dorian Award
Screenplay of the Year
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Film of the Year

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2016

Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Ensemble

Gold Derby Awards 2016

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Christian Bale
Steve Carell
Ryan Gosling
Max Greenfield
Melissa Leo
Tracy Letts
Hamish Linklater
John Magaro
Billy Magnussen
Adepero Oduye
Brad Pitt
Rafe Spall
Jeremy Strong
Marisa Tomei
Finn Wittrock
Film Editing
Hank Corwin

Golden Trailer Awards 2016

Nominee
Golden Trailer
Best Drama TV Spot
Plan B Entertainment
Mob Scene Creative Productions

Hollywood Film Awards 2015

Winner
Hollywood Breakthrough Award
Breakthrough Directing
Adam McKay

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2016

Nominee
Artisan
Best Contemporary Makeup - Feature-Length Motion Picture
Julie Hewett
Pamela S. Westmore

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2016

Winner
HPA Awards
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Hank Corwin

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2016

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Picture

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2015

Winner
IGN Award
Best Comedy Movie

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2015

Nominee
IFJA Award
Best Picture
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2015

Nominee
ICP Award
Best Editing
Hank Corwin
5th place.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2016

Nominee
INOCA
Best Film Editing
Hank Corwin
5th place.

Internet Film Critic Society 2015

Winner
IFCS Award
Best Comedy

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
KCFCC Award
Best Actor
Steve Carell

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Editing
Hank Corwin

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2016

Nominee
MTV Movie Award
True Story

National Board of Review, USA 2015

Winner
NBR Award
Best Ensemble

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2016

Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Tied with Charlie Kaufman for Anomalisa (2015) in 2nd place.

New York Film Critics, Online 2015

Winner
NYFCO Award
Top Films of the Year

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2016

Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Winner
OFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay
Nominee
OFCC Award
Best Film
5th place

Online Film & Television Association 2016

Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Arnon Milchan
5th Place
Best Ensemble

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016

Winner
Ensemble Cast Award
Christian Bale
Steve Carell
Ryan Gosling
Brad Pitt
Melissa Leo
Hamish Linklater
John Magaro
Rafe Spall
Jeremy Strong
Finn Wittrock
Marisa Tomei

"Wall Street greed and its reverberating effects on the U.S. economy offer a modern backdrop for ... More

"Wall Street greed and its reverberating effects on the U.S. economy offer a modern backdrop for director Adam McKay's smart and funny film The Big Short, adapted from the best-selling book by Michael Lewis," said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "Taking a complicated subject - the 2008 subprime mortgage bond crisis - McKay and his perfectly cast stars weave an engaging comedic story of a group of oddball money managers who see the train wreck coming and conspire to benefit. For this wildly entertaining ride and the fine group of actors who propel it along, the Palm Springs International Film Festival presents The Big Short with its Ensemble Performance Award."


PGA Awards 2016

Winner
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner

Phoenix Critics Circle 2015

Winner
PCC Award
Best Comedy Film
Nominee
PCC Award
Best Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph
Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Adam McKay
Best Ensemble Acting

Robert Festival 2017

Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Adam McKay

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Ensemble

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2015

Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Film Editing
Hank Corwin

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2016

Winner
Artisan Award
Hank Corwin
Editing
Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Adam McKay

Satellite Awards 2015

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale
Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture

Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online 2015

Nominee
Screenplay Competition
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adam McKay
Charles Randolph

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2016

Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Film Editing
Hank Corwin

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
6th place
Best Ensemble
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2015

Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Editing
Hank Corwin

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Winner
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Charles Randolph
Adam McKay

USC Scripter Award 2016

Winner
USC Scripter Award
Film
Adam McKay (screenwriter)
Charles Randolph (screenwriter)
Michael Lewis (author)
Adapted from Michael Lewis's nonfiction work "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine"

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Acting Ensemble

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominee
WFCC Award
Worst Male Images in a Movie

World Soundtrack Awards 2016

Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Discovery of the Year
Nicholas Britell

Writers Guild of America, USA 2016

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph (screenplay)
Adam McKay (screenplay)
Based on the book by Michael Lewis

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