Taking post-fest stock

Posted by · 9:37 am · May 23rd, 2011

Yesterday’s thoughts on Academy Award potential for “The Tree of Life” will serve as my post-Cannes Oscar column. Thanks to Guy for doing such a bang-up job covering the festival. For now, I’ve run a comb through the Contenders section and tiered things up a bit. No ranking and no predictions yet. Just defining the field a bit more. I won’t get into serious consideration until the year’s mid-way point, I expect.

Check back tomorrow for a Malick-themed installment of The Lists.

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  • 1 5-23-2011 at 10:06 am

    Cielo said...

    Hmm. I would think that Tilda Swinton belongs more firmly to the group of strong contenders than just languishing in the “rest of the field”. It’s an extremely baity role, even if they’ve ignored her in the past.

    And I would like to see Jonny Greenwood’s score for WNTTAK in the list of contenders for original score. Mostly just because it would make me happy to see his name there. I’m trying to have no illusions about his chances. Still, anything is possible and I would think that he’s at least a minor contender.

  • 2 5-23-2011 at 10:09 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    The upper tier clearly notes “with distribution.” Of course, this was before I saw that Oscilloscope picked the film up, so I need to go through and adjust.

  • 3 5-23-2011 at 10:10 am

    Cielo said...

    I saw the “with distribution” bit after posting, sorry.

  • 4 5-23-2011 at 10:13 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    No problem. And I just added Greenwood.

  • 5 5-23-2011 at 10:15 am

    Cielo said...


  • 6 5-23-2011 at 10:39 am

    Derek Bowman said...

    Sigourney Weaver in Rampart please! It’s her year!

  • 7 5-23-2011 at 11:05 am

    Andrew M said...

    I know this is pretty obvious (especially because we have only seen a few contenders), but I think if dragon tattoo is good (and if isn’t to graphic), its Fincher’s year. He basically came in second last year, so the academy may see this as “his time”

  • 8 5-23-2011 at 11:45 am

    James Stewart said...

    PLEASE!!! Take off the results of the 2011 Oscars from the right side of the page!!!

  • 9 5-23-2011 at 11:53 am

    JFK said...

    Hey Kris,

    I noticed that you have Viggo Mortensen, “On the Road” in Best Supporting Actress.

    Also, what about Vanessa Redgrave here, isn’t she supporting for Coriolanus?

  • 10 5-23-2011 at 12:07 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Vanessa Redgrave is in the top tier under supporting actress.

    Thanks for the Viggo catch.

  • 11 5-23-2011 at 2:53 pm

    Rashad said...

    Kris, what did you think of Water For Elephants?

    I loved it, and the cinematography, at the very least, shouldn’t be overlooked.

  • 12 5-23-2011 at 3:55 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    Has anyone heard anything at all about Rampart? No release date, no news on any festival appearances, it’s been too quiet for that one and I am really looking forward to it after The Messenger.

  • 13 5-23-2011 at 6:59 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Rashad: Actually haven’t seen it.

  • 14 5-23-2011 at 7:20 pm

    Fitz said...

    Dragon Tattoo has a lot of hurdles to clear. First, it’s a remake. Second, it features a protagonist who suffers from Aspergers and is bisexual. Third, Fincher isn’t making the film for an Oscar.

    But on the other hand it does have Nazis. So that can’t hurt.

  • 15 5-23-2011 at 9:24 pm

    Mr. F said...

    I’d put “Bridesmaids” as a contender for Original screenplay. With the critical and commercial success it’s bound to get some buzz in that department just like “The Hangover” a couple of years ago.

  • 16 5-26-2011 at 7:38 pm

    Fuzz said...

    Found a random Maladies trailer online with Franco, Keener and more. Any word on this one or a release date? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWX4QbORz-Q