Type to search

Great Valley High School Grad’s Movie Earns Eight Oscar Nominations


Comedian and producer Adam McKay’s film “Vice” is receiving a great deal of critical acclaim.

Adam McKay at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

Adam McKay (left) at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016. Photo courtesy of Disney/ABC Television Group.

Adam McKay seems to have struck Hollywood gold once again. The Great Valley High School alum’s “Vice,” a comedic biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney, earned eight Academy Award nominations Tuesday morning. McKay, who wrote and directed the film, received nominations for Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay.

The film also secured nominations for Christian Bale in the category for Actor in a Leading Role, while Sam Rockwell was nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of former President George W. Bush. Amy Adams was also nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role for portraying Lynne Vincent Cheney.

The movie also received Oscar nominations in Film Editing and Makeup. It is currently tied with “A Star is Born” for the second-most nominations this year. “Roma” and “The Favourite” lead the pack with 10 nominations each.

Related: Funny Redefined: Adam McKay

“Vice” was also a top performer at the 76th Golden Globes earlier this year, when it received five nominations and one win, which went to Bale for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

This is McKay’s second Oscar-nominated film. In 2016, he received two Academy Award nominations for “The Big Short,” a comedy-drama about the Great Recession starring Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. He took home his first Oscar that year for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, which he shared with co-writer Charles Randolph.

The 91st Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC. See the full list of nominations here.

Main Line Today logo

Keep a pulse on local food, art, and entertainment content when you join our Main Line Today Newsletter.

Stay up-to-date with our free email newsletter

No thank you