So now the L.A. Times’ chimes in with just who or what is in or out of the Oscar race as defined(very early, perhaps TOO early) by Cannes.
And while they do mention Michael Haneke’s “Amour” quite a lot, there is that pesky matter of him being German and the film being shot in France in French with French actors. Dollars to donuts France doesn’t submit it to the Academy as its’ official entry this year. Each country, in case you don’t know, only gets ONE submission per Oscar season and I still say “Of Rust and Bone”, “The Intouchables” and”Farewell, My Queen” which are thoroughly French through and through, are the more likely candidates, despite “Amour”s Palme d’Or win.
And again the two great Octogenarian actors could get nominated for Best Actor and Actress. Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva.
What surprised me about the L.A. Times’ article was that they singled out Grant Hedlund of “On the Road” as worthy of consideration, while not mentioning Marion Cotillard for “Of Rust and Bone” at all….Hmmm…
They are right there IN Hollywood, so they are like a local paper…But Hedlund has been proclaimed by many as the main reason “On the Road” doesn’t really work….Hmmm….