[Sponsored post] The closing date for potential nominations are still a few months off but in the movie world the chase for that elusive gold statuette is always in the forefront of many minds in the industry. We’re entering arguably the most important few months now in the movie calendar year as major potential players for the forthcoming Oscars try and impress audiences and Academy members alike in order to hopefully secure a much deserved nomination. But at the moment who are looking like the most odds-on favourites to walk away with the big awards?
This month finally see the release of biographical drama ‘Sully’. The Clint Eastwood project, which stars Tom Hanks in the title role as captain Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenburger, is the true story of the pilot who successfully landed his plane in the Hudson River saving all passengers on board. History already proves that bio-pics play particularly well to an Oscar audience and let’s not forget Eastwood picked up plenty of nominations for his previous project ‘American Sniper’ the biographical feature based on the life of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Couple that with Hanks’ ability to no doubt put in an impressive performance we’re certain we’ll be seeing this on the Best Picture shortlist.
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There are plenty of titles being thrown around as Europalace’s Oscar predictions demonstrate. But as we have seen in recent years it’s becoming tougher and tougher to pick out clear winners from the range of extremely diverse and talented filmmakers and performers who manage to make the final cut. Veteran actor and director Warren Beatty returns behind the camera for the first time in nearly 18 years with this unconventional love story which plays around the life of Howard Hughes, also played by Beatty. There’s an impressive cast at hand and no doubt we’ll see this make the final list in some capacity.
It’s already being touted for big things and hopefully veteran Helmer Martin Scorsese can deliver the goods after he missed out on a second Oscar for his brilliant comedy ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ a couple of years back. Scorsese himself could well be looking at his tenth nomination for directing as he works from an original piece of work by Japanese author Shûsaku Endô. And with a trio of potential award-winning performances from Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver could Marty have another movie masterpiece on his hands?