Adam McKay isn’t the first Owl to be recognized for Hollywood’s top honor.

Former Owl (Temple University student) Adam McKay directed and co-wrote the movie The Big Short, which is up for five Academy Awards on Sunday. The film chronicles the collapse of the U.S. housing market from the perspectives of Wall Street players who predicted the crash. McKay is one of many Owls throughout history who have been nominated for filmmaking’s highest honor.

* The Big Short won the 2016 Oscar for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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