The Fighter (2010)
Heartfelt drama tells the true story of light welterweight boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), who strives to earn a title shot while a film crew focuses on a "comeback" attempt by Dicky Eklund (Oscar-winner Christian Bale), his drug-addled brother and trainer. While Dicky self-destructs and his manager mother (Oscar-winner Melissa Leo) offers promises but no results, Micky questions who deserves his loyalty after falling for a caring young woman (Amy Adams). With Jack McGee; directed by David O. Russell. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary by Russell; featurette.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo)
Nominee: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing