WATCH: New Online Trailer for ‘Lion’ From the Weinstein Company

A new online trailer has debuted for Garth Davis’ stunning “Lion,” which was recently nominated for four Golden Globes and two SAG Awards.

As the season heavily focuses on the trajectory of frontrunners like “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight,” a plus for the Weinstein Company’s true story about Saroo Brierly is that it has remained quietly under the radar. That could help a movie like this in making a big impact on Phase 2.  The film is very competitive in categories like Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor, Cinematography and Original Score.  It could muster up some support and gain traction in Best Picture next.

Check out the new online trailer down below and make sure to read through our previous reviews of the film from the Toronto Film Festival and Middleburg Film Festivals earlier this year.

Also, check out the latest Oscar Predictions and see where “Lion” ranks!

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PICTURE |DIRECTOR | LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS |SUPPORTING ACTOR |SUPPORTING ACTRESS |ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY |ADAPTED SCREENPLAY |ANIMATED FEATURE |PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS | ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | FOREIGN LANGUAGE | LIVE ACTION SHORT | ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT

From Shane Slater’s review:

By the time the film transitions from 5-year Saroo (a phenomenal Sunny Pawar) to the later years in Australia, the film has already grabbed you by the heartstrings. And it gets even more touching from there, as memories of home constantly invade his dreams day and night. Indeed, Davis ensues the film’s heart is in the right place, maintaining the focus on India.

From my own review:

The mind-blowing takeaway from “Lion” is the towering performance of Patel. We all got to know him eight years ago in the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire.” Since then, we’ve only seen a shadow of the promise with turns in films like “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “The Last Airbender” not quite landing. As older Saroo, Patel has tapped his full potential. It’s a wondrous, singular performance that shocks the soul with its depth.

On the other side of Patel is the young Sunny Pawar. Just as adorable as he is talented, he sets the foundation for Patel’s remarkable turn with fabulous detail. As the adoptive parents, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman and David Wenham shine stupendously. Kidman’s loving and struggling mother is dynamic, allowing her to deliver her finest turn since “Rabbit Hole.” Much more brief, Wenham is simply exquisite.

Synopsis:

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Share your thoughts on the trailer and “Lion” in the comments below!

About Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He’s also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Johnny

    Hey Clayton, how is Dev’s role considered supporting? Based on the trailers and posters I’ve seen, he’s clearly a lead, if not the lead. Is this just a case of classic category fraud? I know you have written articles in the past about the whole category fraud issue, but can’t really remember the very limited regulations the Academy has for defining a support role. Sorry, this has always been a huge pet peeve of mine! I just don’t like seeing true supporting roles devalued as the Academy opens the doors for lead roles to flood into the supporting categories.

    (My favorite true supporting role so far this year: Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea. WOW.)

    But don’t get me wrong, I love Dev and am really looking forward to seeing the film!!