Good Monday movie fans...
SASHA STONE'S PRE-THANKSGIVING OSCAR PICKS
Each Friday, Sasha Stone, founder of Awards Daily, updates her latest Oscar forecast. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I'd take a quick peek at what she thinks are likely nominations regarding TFF #44 films.
Sasha is currently picking 11 major categories and she has both Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water with eight nominations from those categories:
The Shape of Water: Picture, Direction, Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography and Production Design.
Darkest Hour: Picture, Direction, Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Production Design.
Lady Bird: borderline Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress.
Wonderstruck: Adapted Screenplay
Stone's complete "Predictions Friday" column is here.
STUDI TALKS HOSTILES
Oklahoma native Native American actor Wes Studi spoke recently with Jazz Tangcay of Awards Daily about his experiences making Scott Cooper's western.
The film is set for release on Dec. 22nd and is drawing some serious discussion about Christian Bale's performance as a potential Best Actor nominee.
That interview is here.
WORMWOOD: ACADEMY SAYS IT'S NOT AN ELIGIBLE DOCUMENTARY
Errol Morris' Wormwood which was often a topic of conversation in lines at this year's TFF, will not be eligible for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar according to Indiewire's Anne Thompson.
It appears that Wormwood runs afoul of Academy rules that have been recently adopted to exclude the kind of episodic format that Wormwood is in.
Wormwood is set to bow on Netflix on Dec. 15th
Thompson's story is here.
THE MAKING OF THE BEAST
Recently The Shape of Water's writer/director Guillermo Del Toro shred extensive notes about the creation of the creature at the center of his love story that was brought to life by actor Doug Jones.
SlashFilm gathered all of that together and this past week put together a story that delineates that process.
The SlashFilm story is here.
The Shape of Water opens in the U.S. on Dec. 8th.
I'll have more on Thanksgiving morning including the latest Best Picture and Best Direction Oscar predictions from The Film Awards Clearinghouse.
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