August 16, 2018 at 8:58 am #1202610514
So, a late-comer in the Oscars race is starting to get attention. Green Book.
Directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, this dramedy depicts a real-life tour of the Deep South by African-American pianist Don Shirley and New York bouncer Tony Lip, who served as Shirley’s driver and security.
It is scheduled to premiere at TIFF next month and will be released in theaters on November 21.
As of right now, there is starting to be speculation that this film could be nominated for Best Actor (Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Ali), and Best Original Screenplay.
Thoughts?August 16, 2018 at 9:21 am #1202610532
I don’t have faith in the team behind the scenes. I’m expecting Reception to be pool. Although Ali seems to have a flashy role, so maybe if he is great we can get a Hong Chau like campaign going (except hopefully successful)August 16, 2018 at 10:23 am #1202610623
I saw something about this in Entertainment Weekly (last week I think?). Mortensen and Ali seem like a great pairing on paper so hopefully that translates well to the screen.August 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm #1202610926
The trailer was just released, and was one of the very best trailers I’ve ever seen. If it’s as good as the trailer, it’s a gonna be a contender as long as DreamWorks and Universal don’t decide to pull for other properties.. The ingredients are there: themes, story, tone, setting, and an Oscar winner and Oscar nominee in the mix. I disagree with the below comment about the team behind the scenes: there’s some underrated quality there–Farrelly, Burke, Wessler.August 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm #1202610946
I really liked the trailer. Ali looks excellent and he better not campaign as supporting. Mortensen seems like he was doing too much though, and I should mention I thought he should have won for Captain Fantastic. The trailer gives me faith until reviews come out. Also, Farrel
yi does not have a good track record.September 12, 2018 at 6:23 pm #1202630647
After screening at TIFF, it got awesome and positive reviews, especially for Viggo Motensen and Mahershala Ali.
I am excited about this since the release of trailer. I think it’s now on the same level as “Can you ever forget me” “The Old man and the gun”.September 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm #1202633168
on my radar now. Seems to have wowed them in TorontoSeptember 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm #1202633206
noms I’m seeing now:
Viggo for Best Actor
Ali for Best Supporting Actor
and a surprise nomination Best Director for FarellySeptember 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm #1202633374
Like I said days ago here and in other threads, we should not underestimate this film. It won’t be a threat to those BP contenders, but it will jump into several categories for sure.
Viggo for Best Actor!!September 16, 2018 at 5:52 pm #1202633381
is there a possibility Ali could be nominated for Best Actor and not Supporting? I haven’t seen the film.September 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm #1202633387
Farrelly deserves to be celebrated at lastSeptember 16, 2018 at 8:18 pm #1202633470
Although I was not a big fan of the trailer, this looks like the latecomer of the season, the crowd-pleaser BP nominee. I now added it in my BP nominees predictions, though I don’t think it will blow up to Three Billboards-level of threat.September 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm #1202633534
Although I was not a big fan of the trailer, this looks like the latecomer of the season, the crowd-pleaser BP nominee. I now added it in my BP nominees predictions, though I don’t think it will blow up to Three Billboards-level of threat.
Yeah, it won’t be as huge as 3billboards.September 17, 2018 at 11:35 am #1202633994
Every TIFF people’s choice winner for 10 years has made it into the BP field…it’s hard to see it as a major threat, but it’ll wiggle in, and Supporting Actor is a weak field so Mahershala shouldn’t have a problem.
I’d watch out for Viggo, too, he got in for Captain Fantastic the other year, a summer release, and the movie’s only nomination.
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