The Fighter (2010)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (David O. Russell)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing
Academy Award for Best Picture (Mark Wahlberg)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Scott Silver)Award details: (details at IMDb)
The Fighter is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. The film centers on the life of professional boxer Micky Ward and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund. The film also stars Amy Adams as Micky's girlfriend Charlene Fleming, and Melissa Leo as Micky and Dicky's mother, Alice Eklund-Ward. The Fighter is Russell and Wahlberg's third film collaboration, following Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees. The film was released in select North American theaters on December 17, 2010 and was released in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2011. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, winning the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. It was the first film to win both awards since Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986.