‘Country Strong’ poster

Posted by · 8:45 am · October 15th, 2010

Shana Feste’s  “Country Strong” is, along with “Burlesque” and “Nowhere Boy,” one three “musicals” up for consideration in the HFPA’s comedy/musical category.  Perhaps it will be good for an original song nomination, or maybe Gwyneth Paltrow will be impressive enough to find her way through a tough lead actress field.  We’ll know soon enough.  We got a look at the trailer a few weeks back and today, the poster.  Have a look at the full image after the jump.




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  • 1 10-15-2010 at 9:05 am

    Sawyer said...

    I’m pretty sure you’ll see a Song nomination from this. And you can bet on a Comedy Globe Nom for Gwyneth.

  • 2 10-15-2010 at 9:31 am

    Chris138 said...

    That girl on the far left looks like a younger Winona Ryder.

  • 3 10-15-2010 at 9:40 am

    qwiggles said...

    I love mismatched head-name posters! Starring Gwyneth Paltrow as Tim McGraw.

  • 4 10-15-2010 at 9:41 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    I’ve always been thoroughly amused that the HFPA doesn’t understand what a musical is.

  • 5 10-15-2010 at 9:55 am

    Amir said...

    shouldn’t “burlesque” be the musical they consider as musical?

  • 6 10-15-2010 at 10:17 am

    Sawyer said...

    I thought it was Aidan Quinn until I read Tim McGraw.

  • 7 10-15-2010 at 10:28 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    “I’ve always been thoroughly amused that the HFPA doesn’t understand what a musical is.”

    That’s not fair. Modern musicals are made in spurts (as are Westerns). In order not to retire the category musical biographical films on forgotten or famous musicians have filled the void to some extent. As well as the rare experimental not quite a musical but a musically related film: School Daze (1988).
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    The poster is terrible.

  • 8 10-15-2010 at 10:29 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Amir: I suppose you’re right. For some reason I keep forgetting about that.

  • 9 10-15-2010 at 10:40 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    It’s not about fairness. “Ray”, “Walk the Line”, “La Vie en Rose”, and other music-based biopics are simply not musicals. They are movies about music, yes. But featuring songs perfomed in their entirety onscreen does not make a film a musical.

    It is generally accepted that — in order to qualify as a true musical — a musical’s songs must adhere to one or both of the following criteria: 1) the songs must advance the plot, and 2) the songs must contribute to character development. A character performing a song for an audience onscreen is not enough.

    Of course, there’s no explaining why the HFPA classified “Dancer in the Dark” as a drama, when that film truly is a musical. But it’s things like that that make our film-bitching fun.

  • 10 10-15-2010 at 11:15 am

    Graysmith said...

    Certainly a contender for worst Photoshopping of the year.

  • 11 10-15-2010 at 11:15 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    “Of course, there’s no explaining why the HFPA classified “Dancer in the Dark” as a drama, when that film truly is a musical. But it’s things like that that make our film-bitching fun.”

    The distributor has the privilege to submit a film in the category of their choosing.

  • 12 10-15-2010 at 2:37 pm

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    Is that true? Well, that explains it, then. But it’s less fun that way.

  • 13 10-15-2010 at 4:42 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    No that’s not true. HFPA decides placement. In SAG, though, an actor is forced to be eligible in the category in which he or she is submitted by the distributor.

  • 14 10-15-2010 at 11:39 pm

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    That’s what I thought. Thanks, Kris!

  • 15 10-16-2010 at 7:52 am

    cineJAB said...

    this poster looks pretty thrown together last minute…But now that I’m thinking about it, this could totally fill the Blind Side slot, if such a thing exists.