Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Studio's Prepare for the Oscars

As the year comes to a close the studios will begin to campaign a handful of films hoping it will lead them to Oscar nominations. The following is a list of each studio and their hopeful films. Enjoy!

Fox SearchLight
Leading the pack is Fox Searchlight with five films. The indie hit Win Win, The Tree of Life which won the Palm d'Or at Cannes, Martha Marcy May Marlene winner of Sundance, The Descendants currently nominated for the Gotham award, and the newly NC-17 rated Venice winner Shame.

Focus Features
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy leads Focus Features hopeful with Hanna, The Debt, The Gotham nominated Beginners, Jane Eyre and the Sundance hit Pariah.

Sony Classic Pictures
Oscar hopeful Midnight in Paris leads Sony's all star lineup that includes A Dangerous Method, Carnage, Take Shelter, Higher Ground, Almodvar's The Skin I Live In and Toronto runner up A Separation.

Warner Bros
Oscar favorite Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close enters the competition with Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, the acclaimed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Contagion and the animated film Happy Feet 2

Paramount Pictures
Sundance Grand Jury winner Like Crazy leads the pack with Scorsese's Hugo, Jason Reitman's Young Adult, Super 8 and the animated flicks Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Spielberg's Tintin.

Weinstein Company
Last years Oscar winner brings us the critic darling The Artist, Meryl Streeps' The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn, Coriolanus and two smaller hits Submarine and Sarah's Key

Sony Pictures
After a disappointing loss Sony Pictures competes with an even stronger lineup that features the critically acclaimed Moneyball and the Ides of March as well as David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Anonymous and animated pics Rango and Arthur Christmas.

Spielberg's Warhorse compete along, and audience favorite The Help

20th Century Fox
We Bought the zoo, the animated film Rio and critically acclaimed effects driven pics X:Men First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes hope for Oscar nominations.

Summit Entertainment
A Better Life, Source Code, The Beaver and 50/50 hope to make good cases at the Academy this year.

Cars 2 and The Muppets lead the week but effective Disney lineup this year.

The small studio hopes to surprise with Rampart, Meek's Cutoff and We need to talk about Kevin.

The newly opened company competes with the award winning Drive.

Cannes winner Melancholia hopes Kirsten Dunst can pull off the Best Actress award

Marvel Studios
Marvels two well received superhero films Captain America and Thor will give there all to make the best picture list or at least get some type of nomination.

Roadside Attractions
The small indie company had a great year last year and this year with Albert Nobbs and Margin Call they hope to repeat it.

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