Writing (Original Screenplay) /

American Hustle

Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

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Film Synopsis

When small-time con man Irving Rosenfeld meets Sydney Prosser, an ambitious hustler who persuades him to up the stakes in his scams, they find themselves targeted by FBI agent Richie DiMaso. With the threat of prison looming, Irving and Sydney agree to cooperate with DiMaso in a far-reaching sting operation that will target prominent political figures.

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Academy Awards History

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Eric Warren Singer.

Including his nomination this year for Directing for AMERICAN HUSTLE, this is the fifth Academy Award nomination for David O. Russell. He was previously nominated for:

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)

Nominee, Directing

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)

Nominee, Writing (Adapted)

THE FIGHTER (2010)

Nominee, Directing

Other Nominees

Writing (Original Screenplay)