Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Oscar Watch

Welcome to a newly-restarted feature here at Movies with Abe, Wednesday Oscar Watch with Abe. It’s a bit early to be able to accurately predict the eventual Oscar nominees, but around this time, plenty of likely contenders are being released. I’ll be looking every Wednesday at the awards chances for all of the films released the previous week. Chime in with your thoughts on the Oscar chances for these films in the comments section. Also, if I’ve missed any films from the previous months, please say so!

Films released October 21, 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Fox Searchlight tends to do a good job championing its films for Oscars, but I think that this one won’t receive acclaim in multiple categories. The love will be saved instead for star Elizabeth Olsen, who shouldn’t have too much of a problem breaking into the Best Actress category. Last year’s nominee John Hawkes could merit a few votes for Best Supporting Actor, but this is nothing compared to his performance in “Winter’s Bone.”

Le Havre
I haven’t had a chance to see this dramatic comedy, but I’ve heard only good things about Finland’s submission for Best Foreign Film.

Paranormal Activity 3
I stay far away from these kinds of films. What’s important to note, however, is that popular acclaim and big budget don’t always translate to Oscars, so don’t expect to see this on any ballots anytime soon.

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