Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Academy Award for Best Director (David O. Russell)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (David O. Russell)Award details: (details at IMDb)
Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher, and Julia Stiles in supporting roles. Cooper plays Patrick "Pat" Solatano, Jr., a man with bipolar disorder who is released from a psychiatric hospital and moves back in with his parents, played by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Determined to win back his estranged wife, Pat meets recently widowed Tiffany Maxwell, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, who offers to help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her. The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their problems. Silver Linings Playbook premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2012, and was released in the United States on November 16, 2012. The film opened to major critical success and earned numerous accolades.