Yes, it’s more Oscar Ups ‘n’Downs or Upsom Downs, as I like to call it.
Let’s see the Writer’s Guild just announced and it’s up for “American Hustle” and “Lone Survivor”(which almost made my Top Ten List) and Harvey Weinstein even succeeded in getting back in this(after being out of it for only a day. Yesterday. Toldja there’s no stopping Harvery!) with an Adapted Screenplay nomination for “August:Osage County”. Which saw Pulitzer and Tony winning playwright Tracey Letts butcher his own script IMHO.
“After Midnight” which put me to sleep got a Best Original Screenplay nod. ZZZZZZ…
But AGAIN “Blue Jasmine” turns up in Original Screenplay for Woody Allen. “Blue Jasmine” is just getting stronger and stronger, and will garner Woody his upteenth Original Screenplay nomination if he lands the Oscar nod. And as I said, expect Sally Hawkins to get in, too. In Supporting Actress.
And “Dallas Buyer’s Club” is showing surprising strength, too. It’s turning up right where it should be.
And the controversial “Wolf of Wall Street” scores, too! Unbelivable.
However, the down of DOWNS is no love for “Inside Llewyn Davis” which after two down days is RRRRREALLY bad news.
And no screenplay nomination for “Gravity” YAY!
Of course, there’s the caveat that several of the main contenders this year of years including “12 Years a Slave” and “Philomena” weren’t even eligible.
Once again, Kris Tapley is first out of the gate at http://www.hitfix.com
And herrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre they are, FWIW. They mean SOMEthing but not EVERYthing, because of the “ineligibles” as Kris calls them.
“American Hustle,” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures
“Blue Jasmine,” Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
“Dallas Buyers Club,” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features
“Her,” Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.
“Nebraska,” Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures
“August: Osage County,” Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company
“Before Midnight,” Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics
“Captain Phillips,” Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures
“Lone Survivor,” Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures
“The Wolf of Wall Street,” Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures