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  • Tom O’Neil
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    Within hours of my report that Sony has not planned an Oscar campaign for “Monuments Men” — READ MORE:

    http://www.goldderby.com/news/4660/monuments-men-george-clooney-entertainment-news-381493726.html

    studio execs issued a strong denial, which we report here:

    http://www.goldderby.com/news/4664/the-monuments-men-george-clooney-oscars-entertainment-news.html

    I will spare you the details of what happened behind the scenes. Suffice it to say: let’s just move on …. Believe what you will. We’ll all know more when we see the film.

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    24Emmy
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    #108866

    Hmm, I’m still keeping it in the #1 slot for Best Picture. No other film stands out just yet . . .

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    Scottferguson
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    My guess is that it’s too good a film – but not in an Oscar bait way – to be pushed for awards.

    Also Clooney remembers The Ides of March, and prefers not to push a campaign for a film of his until it is the “one” 

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    Halo_Insider
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    Huh. Thanks for the scoop, Tom. Seems like a peculiar situation, but I have been a little reluctant to see this as a huge Oscar player, so I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised.

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    Rooney Mara
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    #108869

    There it goes Cates possible Oscar record….

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    24Emmy
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    My guess is that it’s too good a film – but not in an Oscar bait way – to be pushed for awards.

    Interesting. The premise screams Oscar bait though.

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    Kevin
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    The Oscars might still lap this up if it turns out to be good.  I’m not changing my predictions yet.

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    CanadianFan
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    American Hustle is winning this year.

    It’s the perfect storm of timing, momentum, starpower and subject matter. 

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    Scottferguson
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    If it does, it will be the first Sony (once was Columbia) film to win since The Last Emperor, and their first American film since Kramer Vs Kramer (34 years ago). They have the longest drought in the industry among studios (other than Buena Vista/Disney, which has never won, other than the separate Miramax unit).

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    Beau S.
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    There it goes Cates possible Oscar record….

    She could still get in even if the film doesn’t get a huge campaign. I doubt that “I’m Not There” had much of a campaign, though I could be mistaken. 

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    Scottferguson
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    It might actually have had the most expensive campaign for a film with only a supporting nomination.
    Weinstein spent a mint on this (one reason they are not happy to Blanchett’s possible win this year).
    Concerned that members didn’t care for the film, they actually sent out a DVD with ONLY her scenes on that (in other words, don’t watch the whole movie, just watch her). This also was included in a wrap that went out with Daily Variety one day.   

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    Kevin
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    Just saw this on Yahoo, but it came from The Wrap.  Tom’s article on this is actually mentioned extensively:

    Sony Pictures is disputing a report that its George Clooney drama “Monuments Men” will not be waging an Oscar campaign this season, saying that story jumped the gun and is incorrect.

    “It’s premature for anyone to make any assumptions about what we have planned for the season,” Sony spokesperson Steve Elzer told TheWrap on Wednesday when asked about the report. “We have a studio team in place and we continue to add to it.

    “George just finished principal photography a few weeks ago. He is still cutting as we speak and that’s his focus right now. What we have seen of the film from dailies looks absolutely incredible.”  

    A story by Tom O’Neil on the GoldDerby.com awards website suggested that “Monuments Men” will not be waging an Oscar campaign in the Best Picture, Best Director and acting categories “because it’s chiefly a popcorn thriller, not gourmet Oscar fare.”

    O’Neil wrote that Sony might mount a campaign in the below-the-line categories, but that “none of the rock-star awards strategists has been hired to oversee the kind of push a film normally gets when it’s seriously in contention.”

    In fact, a person with knowledge of the discussions said that Sony has had conversations with top awards consultants about “Monuments Men,” though no one has been brought on board yet.

    The film, directed by Clooney and co-written by Clooney and Grant Heslov, is based on the true story about a group of men who were recruited to save priceless artworks before they could be destroyed by the Nazis in the final days of World War II. In addition to Clooney, its cast includes Oscar winners Matt DamonCate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin, as well as Bill Murray and John Goodman.

    The initial trailer was released last week, but the film itself is not on the slate of any of the major fall film festivals, Venice, Toronto or Telluride (the last of which which doesn’t announce its bookings ahead of time). It is not slated for release until December, making it one of the last awards contenders to bow.

    (Two of Sony’s other major Oscar contenders, David O. Russell‘s “American Hustle” and Paul Greengrass‘ “Captain Phillips,” do have a top Oscar consultant already on board, in addition to the studio team.)

    It might be worth remembering that three years ago, rumors were briefly rampant that Sony was scaling back its awards push on behalf of “The Social Network” – a movie that ended up landing eight nominations and winning three Oscars on the heels of a robust and expensive campaign 

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    Scottferguson
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    #108877

    Of course it’s not showing in the next batch of festivals – the film is still in post production. What was delivered to Sony was a viewable work in progress. It’s not done yet.

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    Malick
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    Wish the news was true. The tralier for the film was overwhelming to say the least. And this hollywood love-affair with George Clooney needs to end, it’s getting ridiculous.

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    Scottferguson
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    It’s not Hollywood’s love affair – it’s the world’s. He is a terrific actor, always excellent, as well as a competent or better director. The trailer was fine, as far as trailers (pretty universally bad these days) go.

    More importantly, the man cares about the quality of movies he is in, with only Brad Pitt achieving the same level of consistent quality while still being a major star. He deserves enormous credit for that. As great as he is, it’s never the George Clooney show making sure he’s the only reason someone wants to see his movie.

    With Monuments Men and Gravity opening this year – here’s a list of his most recent films.

    Argo (produced), The Descendents, The Ides of March, The American, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Up in the Air, Burn After Reading, Leatherheads, Michael Clayton, Ocean’s 13, The Good German, Syriana, Ocean’s 12, Good Night and Good Luck, Intolerable Cruelty.

    Long live Hollywood’s love affair with George Clooney, He deserves the affection.  

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