Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Tuesday, January 25, 2011
'The Fighter,' which stars Mark Wahlberg as real-life boxer 'Irish' Micky Ward, earned seven nominations at the 2011 Academy Awards, including Actor in a Supporting Role for Christian Bale, who plays Ward's brother, Actress in a Supporting Role, who played Ward's love interest and Best Picture.
'It has been such an incredible journey with 'The Fighter' and one that I am grateful to share with David O. Russell, Christian, Melissa, Amy, my fellow producers and the Ward and Eklund families, who are the heart and soul of the film,' Wahlberg, who was not nominated for an individual award, said in a statement. 'Thank you to the Academy for this tremendous honor.'
This is Wahlberg's second Oscar nomination. He also received a nod for his role in the 2007 movie 'The Departed.' Wahlberg has also starred in films such as 'Boogie Nights' and 'The Lovely Bones.'
(Pictured: Mark Wahlberg appears in a scene from the movie 'The Fighter.')(Mandeville Films / Relativity Media / Paramount)