November 2, 2015 at 9:27 am #197063
Will a massive blockbuster like “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” help Jennifer Lawrence win an Oscar for “Joy”? What are some other examples of years when a contender won an Oscar for one movie, while also starring in a blockbuster that same year?November 2, 2015 at 10:41 am #197065
Jennifer Lawrence, Hunger Games and SLP. She already did it once I don’t think it will work again.November 2, 2015 at 11:00 am #197066
Anne Hathaway with
Oscar: Les Miserable
Block-Buster: The Dark Knight Rises
Same year as Jennifer Lawrence.November 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm #197067
Julianne Moore: Still Alice and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.November 2, 2015 at 1:19 pm #197068
I don’t really think so. Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part II is said to be projected to have a lower opening than Part I, which might result in headlines that it is a disappointment. Even when she almost scored another win with both Catching Fire and American Hustle under her belt the same year, Catching Fire had a significantly better opening than the first HG and franchises are supposed to grow.November 2, 2015 at 1:32 pm #197069
Multiple films in the same year helping a particular performance get attention is a longstanding practice.
Some that come to my mind immediately are Michael Douglas winning for Wall Street in the same year that Fatal Attraction was a big hit, Joe Pesci winning for Goodfellas the year that Home Alone was the #1 movie, Tom Hanks winning for Philadelphia when Sleepless in Seattle made more money that year, Kevin Spacey winning for The Usual Suspects when Seven made a lot more money that year, and Jim Broadbent winning for Iris in the same year that both Moulin Rouge! and Bridget Jones’s Diary were much bigger hits.November 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm #197070
Who’s projecting this movie to do less? The big finale? They are idiots who ever they are.
I don’t think the voters are watching the Hunger Games movies with the grand total of 0 nominations for the series for things that should be getting attention like the production design, costumes, hair/make up, visuals, and sound categories, heck even a song nomination. I think for anyone going for a 2nd Oscar it is for performance alone like Blanchett. She didn’t win because she was overdue or anything she just had a powerhouse performance that many fell in love with.November 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm #197071
I’m defining “blockbusters” as films which made a bootload of monies, along with some hype. I realize I’m not fully addressing the question, but I suppose blockbuster wins are worth mentioning and doesnt seem to hurt .
Hattie McDaniel and Vivien Leigh won starring in a Block Buster. Same for Charlton Heston, Ben Hur.
Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, West Side Story
Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady; Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins
Helen Hayes, Airport
Marlon Brando, The Godfather
Michael Caine, didnt win but nommed for The Quiet American and stars in Austin Powers, Goldmember
Whoopie Goldberg, Ghost
Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love and Casino Royale
Angelina Jolie; Changeling and Kung-Fu Panda
Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, The Desolation of Smog
George Clooney, Michael Clayton, Ocean’s 13
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight