July 7, 2015 at 4:06 pm #189801
Will the October release of “Bridge of Spies” bring Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg back to the Oscars as nominees?
Description: An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.
Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen.
Co-stars: Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Mark Rylance.
Hanks is a five-time nominee and two-time winner, but he hasn’t been nominated since 2000 (“Cast Away”).
Spielberg is a three-time winner and was just there recently in 2012 with “Lincoln”?July 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm #189803
We’ll see. The trailer wasn’t very memorable. But this is Spielberg and Hanks we’re talking about doing another war movie after Saving Private Ryan which did quite well despite not winning Best Picture. Not only that, but even if the film doesn’t perform as strongly, I have a feeling it’ll show up somewhere in a tech category or whatnot because like Eastwood, Spielberg is one of those directors whose films show up in some place despite a negative or lukewarm reception.July 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm #189804
Well, proven cast and crew of winners and nominees, appropriate gravitas, possible toned down jingoism and patrioticness (lol); if the scenes between Hanks and Rylance are as good as I suspect they may be, then O yes.
They’re back.July 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm #189805
It could bring them back to the ceremony, but not back to the stage.July 7, 2015 at 5:36 pm #189806
That trailer didn’t instill much confidence in me that Hanks would be a contender, but I think it could probably score a Best Picture nod. War Horse got a nomination, after all.July 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm #189807
I think the Academy decided they’d give Spielberg and Hanks Oscars in the 90s and that’d be it. That doesn’t mean that they won’t get nominations, though, and that the film won’t be amazing (it definitely will be).July 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm #189808
Spielberg will almost certainly get a career capping Directing Oscar. I don’t know that it will be for this film in particular, but if it’s great, there could be a strange overdue sentiment. I will always thank him for giving the world E.T. I am always going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Expect it to get a BP nom, a Best director nom, and then some techs.July 7, 2015 at 11:49 pm #189809
2013 did not inspire a lot of confidence for new Hanks films at the Oscars, especially ones released in October.July 9, 2015 at 10:53 am #189810
Spielberg got a nom for War Horse and his next movie Lincoln. This one stars Hanks and will be released in October. It will be nominated and it sits in my top 5 to win if I’m being honest. I get Argo vibes.July 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm #189811
I agree “All-Seeing Yeye”, probably a best picture contender and specially a screenplay contender, the coens have been almost nominated for every one of their movies, I have no Idea what happened to the magnificent “Inside Llewyin Davis”, but oh my they will be back.July 10, 2015 at 6:48 pm #189812
I doubt it will win, but I am almost positive it will receive a picture nomination and a director nod for Spielberg. Hanks seems to be giving an average performance based on the trailer, but average for him is still better than most other actors at their best, so I’d say there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see him in the race again. He definitely deserved a nomination in 2013 for Captain Phillips, and to a lesser extent Saving Mr. Banks, but they cancelled each other out when voting came. I haven’t lost faith in him.July 11, 2015 at 7:41 am #189813
The problem for Hanks is that Best Actor is always so goddamn competitive. For Captain Phillips everyone thought he would get in but he was ranked on everyone’s list as no. 5 and was vulnerable. I think the Academy just doesn’t feel obligated to recognize him. Doesn’t help that he doesn’t have the same popularity now as back when he got his follow up nominations to his two wins. It’s still possible he gets a nom, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they go for newer blood.