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Poker Film Molly’s Game Receives Oscar Nomination

The crime drama film Molly’s Game, based on the life of Molly Bloom, a woman who was convicted for running underground high stakes poker games, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the best adapted screenplay category.

The highly anticipated poker film hit the silver screen on December 25th and garnered critical acclaim from the very beginning. The movie holds an impressive Rotten Tomatoes score of 81%, and the general response to the film has been positive.

While Molly’s Game may not have reeled in much money at the Box Office, the film is still very popular with movie experts. The film received much attention from the online poker press since its production was announced. It is the first big-budget Hollywood film featuring A-list talent about the game of poker since the 1998 release of Rounders.