Oscars News: Which of three new Jessica Chastain films will bring her a third Oscar nod?

Andrea Mandell reminds that actress Jessica Chastain is enjoying another incredibly busy year on the big screen. Which of her three major releases this year could bring her a third Oscar nomination? Her movie “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” with James McAvoy just opened to great reviews. Coming soon will be the potential Christopher Nolan blockbuster “Interstellar” with Matthew McConaughey. And just officially announced is that “A Most Violent Year” will open in the United States just before the final Oscar qualifying date of December 31. Watch the new trailer for that J.C. Chandor film in which she stars with Oscar Isaac. USA Today

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Steve Pond scoops that directors with foreign language film Oscar nominations will have more at stake than ever. Mark Johnson, chairman for the Academy’s foreign language film committee, has helped push through a proposal that the winning director’s name be engraved on the official statuette. In the past, the director would accept the award for his or her country, but only the country’s name could be found on the Oscar itself. The Wrap

Sasha Stone has the first trailer for the much-anticipated Tim Burton film “Big Eyes.” Possible Oscar frontrunner Amy Adams, a previous five-time nominee with no wins, stars in a true story as Elizabeth Keane, an artist who painted portraits of young children with big eyes. Two-time Oscar champ Christoph Waltz plays her husband Walter. The film is slated for release on Christmas Day. Awards Daily

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Belgium is enterting a high-profile movie into the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by brothers Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, the drama “Two Days, One Night” stars Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as a woman who has one weekend to convince her co-workers to give up their bonuses. Hollywood Reporter

Colombia chooses “Mateo” as its submission for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars. It is directed by Maria Gamboa, a New York University graduate and Colombian native with her debut film. The movie centers on an at-risk 16-year-old boy who discovers that the theater is his way out of a life of crime. Variety

Pakistan is submitting “Daughter” as its foreign language entry at the Oscars. Directed and written by Afia Nathaniel, it is a thriller about a young woman who was married off at the age of 15. She then flees her family in a hot pursuit chase to avoid her daughter suffering the same fate. Variety

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