Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability – and his sanity.
Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (J.K. Simmons), Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing. Also nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay
-Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (J.K. Simmons)
-Winner of a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (J.K. Simmons), Best Editing, and Best Sound
-Winner of a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor
-Winner of a Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (J.K. Simmons)