'Grace Of Monaco,' 'Foxcatcher' And Other Oscar Bait Bumped To Next Year
Several movies that were predicted to compete in this year's Oscars race are now out of the running, including Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman and Foxcatcher with Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, which reteams him with Leonardo DiCaprio, might also get pushed if it isn't ready in time for its scheduled November 15 release date, Deadline reports.
Kidman already has an Oscar, but she was expected to be promoted heavily by The Weinstein Company for a nom for her portrayal of the late Grace Kelly. (We can also probably count out her BFF, Naomi Watts, who's playing another famous real-life princess, Diana. It's still opening this year but the reviews have been brutal).
As for Foxcatcher, it's directed by Bennett Miller, who received a Best Director nomination for Capote. Its move to 2014 is surprising since it was just announced to premiere at the AFI fest on November 8, according to Deadline. It has several Oscar-friendly elements, including that it's "based on a true story," a rare dramatic turn from Steve Carell, a sports milieu (it's about champion wrestling brothers) and previous nominee Ruffalo.
Who might be in the running then? Cate Blanchett, who's phenomenal in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine; Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station and Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave. Tom Hanks has two major real-life roles coming up; he plays Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks and the freighter captain held hostage by Somali pirates in Captain Phillips. And of course, there's Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, who've gotten raves for their roles in Lee Daniels' The Butler.
And surely previous nominees James Franco and Jonah Hill will be recognized for their satirical turns in This Is The End, right?
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