"Silver Linings Playbook" has won the Best Acting Ensemble Award at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 10 in Santa Monica, Calif. The awards show was hosted by Sam Rubin and was broadcast on the CW Network. On hand to accept the award were Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker and director David O. Russell.
"Silver Linings Playbook" has also been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and eight Academy Awards. The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out this Sunday and the Academy Awards will be presented on the last Sunday in February.
In "Silver Linings Playbook," after a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com