Adam McKay Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2016 Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
The Big Short (2015)

Golden Globes, USA

2019 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Vice (2018)
Best Director - Motion Picture
Vice (2018)
2016 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Big Short (2015)
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Primetime Emmy Awards

2017 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History (2013)
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2016 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History (2013)
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2015 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History (2013)
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2009 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009)
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2001 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Saturday Night Live (1975)
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BAFTA Awards

2016 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
The Big Short (2015)

AACTA International Awards

2016 Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Direction
The Big Short (2015)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2016 Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Big Short (2015)
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Austin Film Critics Association

2015 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
The Big Short (2015)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2019 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Vice (2018)
Best Original Screenplay
Vice (2018)
2016 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2016 Winner
COFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2018 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Vice (2018)
2015 Winner
CFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
The Big Short (2015)

Cinema for Peace Awards

2016 Nominee
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
The Big Short (2015)

Denver Film Critics Society

2016 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Detroit Film Critics Society, US

2018 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Screenplay
Vice (2018)
Best Director
Vice (2018)
2015 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Directors Guild of America, USA

2016 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
The Big Short (2015)

Empire Awards, UK

2016 Winner
Empire Award
Best Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Winner
FFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2016 Nominee
Dorian Award
Screenplay of the Year
The Big Short (2015)
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Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2016 Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Winner
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
Ant-Man (2015)
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2014 Nominee
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
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Gold Derby Awards

2016 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Hollywood Film Awards

2015 Winner
Hollywood Breakthrough Award
Breakthrough Directing
The Big Short (2015)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2015 Nominee
IFJA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2016 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Tied with Charlie Kaufman for Anomalisa (2015) in 2nd place.

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2016 Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Winner
OFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Phoenix Critics Circle

2015 Nominee
PCC Award
Best Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Winner
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
The Big Short (2015)
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Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Director
The Big Short (2015)

Razzie Awards

2006 Nominee
Razzie Award
Worst Screenplay
Bewitched (2005)
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Robert Festival

2017 Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
The Big Short (2015)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
The Big Short (2015)

Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online

2015 Nominee
Screenplay Competition
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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The Webby Awards

2017 Nominee
Webby Award
Humor
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2009 Winner
Webby Award
Online Film & Video: Comedy, Individual Short or Episode
Prop 8: The Musical (2008)
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Winner
People's Voice
Online Film & Video: Comedy, Individual Short or Episode
Prop 8: The Musical (2008)
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Nominee
Webby Award
Online Film & Video: Comedy, Individual Short or Episode
Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad (2008)
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Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Winner
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
The Big Short (2015)
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USC Scripter Award

2016 Winner
USC Scripter Award
Film
The Big Short (2015)
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Adapted from Michael Lewis's nonfiction work "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine"

Writers Guild of America, USA

2016 Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short (2015)
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Based on the book by Michael Lewis
2010 Winner
WGA Award (TV)
Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series
Saturday Night Live (1975)
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2002 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series
Saturday Night Live (1975)
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2001 Nominee
WGA Award (TV)
Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series
Saturday Night Live (1975)
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