Aaron Sorkin’s crime drama has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
Molly’s Game Gets Oscar Nomination
3 years ago
’s crime drama about the life of
, the woman convicted of organizing
has been nominated for an
Best Adapted Screenplay
hit theaters on
last year and was received with critical acclaim from the get-go. On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes the movie holds an impressive
81% favorable rating
based on 205 professional reviews. Audience responses to the movie have also been
Despite all that, Molly’s Game failed to bring in the big bucks in the box office, grossing
as of now. Although that number is higher than the movie’s estimated
budget please note that a big chunk of the revenue – as a rule of thumb, it’s usually calculated as
– goes to the movie theaters; also, the marketing costs are not included in the production budget so overall the film most likely will be a net loss for STX Entertainment.
However, Molly’s Game is still very popular with movie experts: it is
among the five movies
nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin worked Molly Bloom’s 2014
into an excellent movie script. Sorkin also took on the directorial duties of the film, a first-time experience for him, but as a screenwriter, he has a rich career behind him already. In fact, he has already won an
in the category he’s nominated again this year – he took home the Best Adapted Screenplay award for the 2014 movie
The Social Network
Molly’s Game got a lot of the attention from the online poker press ever since it’s production was announced – this is the first big-budget
movie starring A-list talent about the game of poker since the 1998 release of
of American poker pro
while working on the potentially Oscar-winning script, so the poker technicalities and jargon are on point in the movie – no wonder it’s embraced by the
The 90th Academy Awards will be held on
. By then we will know if Molly’s Game will succeed in taking home the title – it’s up against four other movies,
Call Me by Your Name, Logan, Mudbound
The Disaster Artist
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Marton Magyar is a Hungarian online poker player and writer who covers the latest in poker news.
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