July 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm #156296
Every year there are stars with several films in Oscar play. Who’s next?July 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm #156298
Reese Witherspoon is lead in Wild, and supporting in Inherent Vice.
Jessica Chastain has lead roles in Miss Julie, Eleanor Rigby and probably A Most Violent Year.
Meryl Streep has Into the Woods and SuffragetteJuly 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm #156299
Jessica Chastain! Eleanor Rigby, Interstellar, Miss Julie and A Most Violent YearJuly 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm #156300
I thought Bill Murray would have 2 in The Monuments Men and St.Vincent. Then Monuments Men was a dud, and I had to rethink that. He still looks like he has a potentially great chance if St. Vincent is a hit, and I don’t know if we will see the movie ‘Rock the Kasbah’ this year or not. If we do, he could certainly have a chance in both lead and supporting.July 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm #156301
Meryl Streep: “Into the Woods”, “The Horseman”, and unlikely but “The Giver”. Suffragette isn’t coming out until 2015
Tilda Swinton has a few great movies this year but will unlikely be nominated for any of them: “Snowpiercer”, “Only Lovers Left Alive”, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (maybe a SAG for ensemble)July 15, 2014 at 1:00 am #156302
My girl, LAURA DERN!!!!
She has four films out this year
where she plays the mom.
The first, The Fault in Our Stars,
released June 6 and is still making money at the box office, now being up to
$120m domestic gross.
Next up is When the Game Stands Tall,
a pretty generic football biopic, where she plays Jim Caviezel’s wife: The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim
Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a
151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.. It releases August 22. Its main competition will be Sin
City: A Dame to Kill For, also opening the same day. But these films cater
to two completely different audiences, so I expect it to be a moderate hit.
Then there’s Wild, where she
plays Reese Witherspoon’s mom. “A
chronicle of one woman’s (Witherspoon) 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way
to recover from a recent catastrophe.” From the director of Dallas Buyers Club and The
Young Victoria. It releases December 5.
Lastly is 99 Homes, where she
plays Andrew Garfield’s widowed mother. “A
father (Garfield) struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted
from by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his
frustration.” Also starring Michael Shannon.
It doesn’t have a release date yet, but it wrapped filming in February of this
I’m just happy to see her out there working with such mainstream stars. All
four of these are smart career-moves. I guess this softens the blow of Enlightened being cancelled.July 15, 2014 at 5:17 am #156304
Reese Witherspoon. She is producing Gone Girl and has Inherent Vice, Wild, as well as The Good Lie. But between the three she is acting in, I would say Wild is her best shot. She may get lost in the shuffle of actors in Inherent Vice and The Good Lie is practically The Blind Side 2.0.
Jessica Chastain might also have a banner year like her breakout year in 2011, with the four films she has set for release.July 15, 2014 at 11:14 am #156305
[quote=”KyleBailey”]Meryl Streep: “Into the Woods”, “The Horseman”, and unlikely but “The Giver”. Suffragette isn’t coming out until 2015
But Suffragette will be In Contention for 2014 and will have a qualifying run this year.
Oh I thought I read it was coming out like new award season. I might have confused it with something elseJuly 15, 2014 at 11:33 am #156306
Suffragette will be doing festival runs, but it doesn’t have a US distributor yet, so I think it’ll be a player for next season.
Reese Witherspoon – acting: Wild, Inherent VIce (supporting); producing: Gone Girl, Inherent Vice, and Wild (Now, that’s a year).
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods, Homesland
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year, Elenor Rigby, Interstellar, Miss Julie
Laura Dern – Wild, The Faults in Our Stars