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The Big Short

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Original title
The Big Short
Running time
123 min.
United States United States
Adam McKay, Charles Randolph. Book: Michael Lewis
Nicholas Britell
Barry Ackroyd
Plan B Entertainment, Regency Enterprises
Drama | Comedy-Drama. Economic Crisis 2008. Business & Stock Exchange. Ensemble Film. Based On A True Story
Three separate but parallel stories of the U.S mortgage housing crisis of 2005 are told. Michael Burry, an eccentric ex-physician turned one-eyed Scion Capital hedge fund manager, has traded traditional office attire for shorts, bare feet and a Supercuts haircut. He believes that the US housing market is built on a bubble that will burst within the next few years. Autonomy within the company allows Burry to do largely as he pleases, so Burry proceeds to bet against the housing market with the banks, who are more than happy to accept his proposal for something that has never happened in American history. The banks believe that Burry is a crackpot and therefore are confident in that they will win the deal. Jared Vennett with Deutschebank gets wind of what Burry is doing and, as an investor believes he too can cash in on Burry's beliefs.
2015: Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. 5 Nominations inc. Best Picture.
2015: Golden Globes: 4 Nominations including Best Picture - Comedy or Musical.
2015: BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay.
2015: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Best 2015 Films.
2015: National Board Review (NBR): Best Ensemble Cast.
2015: Critics Choice Awards: Best Comedy, Actor in a Comedy & Adap. Screenplay.
2015: Los Angeles Films Critics Association: Best Editing
2015: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
2015: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2015: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Supp. Actor (Bale)
2015: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay.
2015: Satellite Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale). 2 Nominations.
2015: Chicago Film Critics: Best Adapted Screenplay. 3 Nominations
2015: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Editing
2015: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast
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