I heard through the grapevine that the Academy apparently loves Saving Mr. Banks. And rightfully so, I might add. It seems right up their alley, and in a year of slavery, dark comedy, ABSCAM, and Somolian pirates, this may be the lighthearted romp that the Academy will gobble up.
This could mean nominations for Picture, Director, Actress, Sup. Actor, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design and Film Editing could come in on nomination morning.
That being said, this is just a rumor. I have no evidence of the fact that this is true or not, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if we see a lot of Mr. Banks at the Oscars.