OSCAR MATTERS: "SON OF SAUL" FOR BEST PICTURE
I thought when it showed up at Telluride as the only film that Sony Classics had in the lineup that we were seeing a signal that SPC had big ambitions for Laszlo Nemes Cannes Grand Prix winning "Son of Saul".
How big? How about a serious drive for more than the expected Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination? I was telling people that were asking that weekend that it seemed the film has a real shot at a Best Picture nomination.
Now, Clayton Davis at Awards Circuit has posted his belief that it could not only play for that nomination (and several other major noms) but that he thinks "Saul" could be a real threat to win the big prize in late February.
I'm not there yet (my money is still divided between "Spotlight" and "The Revenant") but the Davis story is interesting. Check it here:
OSCAR MATTERS: GOLD DERBY
The latest Gold Derby expert odds for the Best Picture odds still favors Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" at odds of 6 to1 to win.
Other TFF #42 films in the Gold Derby odds are "Steve Jobs" at the #2 spot with odds of 8 to1; "Carol" at #5 with odds of 12 to 1. "Room" is at #7 with odds of 18 to 1.
Take a look at all of the Gold Derby latest odds here:
OSCAR MATTERS: THR PODCAST
Here's the link to The Hollywood Reporters latest episode of their Awards Chatter podcast featuring Scott Feinberg and his guest this week: Sir Ridley Scott:
MORGAN TALKS "SUFFRAGETTE"
This week Variety/InContention's Kristopher Tapley put up a lengthy interview with Abi Morgan, writer of "Suffragette". Take a look at an interesting discussion of women and film here:
Those who are fans of the "Back to the Future" trilogy know that we have reached the point in time that is the "Future" of BTTF. 2015. Marty McFly should be showing up soon. (less than two weeks from now). As a part of the hoopla, you might have seen the "trailer" for "Jaws 19" which, as you may recall, is playing at the cinema in future Hill Valley. If you haven't seen it...
"Jaws 19" trailer via YouTube
That'll do for a Thursday...
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