NEW TRAILER FOR THE SHAPE OF WATER
We have a new and final trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's "adult fairy take" The Shape of Water. Fair warning, it is a Red Band trailer...
The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg. It is set to open domestically on Dec. 8th.
Here's Indiewire's coverage of the trailers' release.
LADY BIRD IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The onslaught of publicity for Greta Gerwig's solo directing debut, Lady Bird, gained incredible momentum this week as a ton of film sources posted interviews and profiles with Gerwig and cast members including Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf.
Lady Bird continues to be a dark horse in as far as Oscar speculation goes. Laurie Metcalf is generally agreed upon as a nearly certain nominee for Supporting Actress and possibly your winner (though Alison Janney is generally regarded as a co-front runner for her performance in I, Tonya).
Personally, I've been saying that Lady Bird could be a much more serious player for a couple of weeks now. I'm thinking nominations for Metcalf, Ronan, Gerwig for Original Screenplay and Picture with Gerwig having an outside shot at Best Directing.
Just yesterday Sasha Stone of Awards Daily publically made the case I've been contemplating on her website.
Check out these posts from the past week:
Variety's Screening Series presented by Film Struck.
Indiewire's Kate Erbland with Saoirse Ronan.
The Hollywood Reporter's Mia Galuppo writing about Gerwig.
Indiewire's Jenna Marotta on Laurie Metcalf.
The Gold Derby talks with Gerwig and Ronan.
AN EARLY LOOK AT THE FAC FOR FOREIGN FILMS AND ANIMATED FEATURE
Here is the initial take of The Film Awards Clearinghouse for the Foreign Language Film and Animated Feature categories.
As is my custom, TFF #44 films are Bold.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS
2) First They Killed My Father
3) In the Fade
5) A Fantastic Woman
Others: The Square, BPM, The Insult
2) The Breadwinner
3) Loving Vincent
4) The Lego Batman Movie
Others; The Bass Baby, The Girl Without Hands, Cars 3
That's your wrap for this Monday. More will appear here on Thursday...
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