Oscars 2017: Predict now if ‘Silence’ and Martin Scorsese will be golden with academy voters

Oscar voters love Martin Scorsese, so will his next film “Silence” be golden with academy voters yet again? We have been waiting to add the movie into our Oscars 2017 predictions center until it had a firm release date from Paramount. While that date is still not in stone, we have now had enough of a confirmation that it will indeed be released in December that the film is now available for you to predict for Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards nominations.

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Scorsese is a 12-time Oscar nominee who won for helming “The Departed” in 2006. His other noms were for “Raging Bull” (1980 directing), “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988 directing), “Goodfellas” (1990 directing and writing), “The Age of Innocence” (1993 writing), “Gangs of New York” (2002 directing), “The Aviator” (2004 directing), “Hugo” (2011 directing and producing), and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2014 directing and producing).

His latest film “Silence” is based on the novel by Shusaku Endo and is adapted by Jay Cocks, an Oscar nominee for writing “The Age of Innocence” and “Gangs of New York.” It is set in the 17th Century and is about two Jesuit priests who are persecuted while traveling in Japan.

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Andrew Garfield, who plays Father Sebastiao Rodrigues, was a Golden Globe nominee for “The Social Network” (2010). Adam Driver, who plays Father Francisco Garrpe, has been a three-time Emmy nominee for “Girls” (2013, 2014, 2015). Liam Neeson, who plays Father Cristovao Ferreira, was an Oscar nominee for “Schindler’s List” (1993).

The movie has many Oscar contenders behind the scenes: cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (nominee for “Brokeback Mountain”); editor Thelma Schoonmaker (winner for “Raging Bull,” “The Aviator,” “The Departed”); and production designers Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo (winners for “The Aviator,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Hugo”).

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