This week’s Power Hour focuses on the large amount of news, premieres, and other awards worthy citations from the week.
We spend a good amount of time on “Trailer Talk”
Gangster Squad got a new trailer. Is Penn fit for the role? Does Emma Stone fit right with the time frame? Could it be an awards player for Oscar 2014?
Zero Dark Thirty released a full-length trailer. Could Jessica Chastain find herself in the middle of a Lead Actress race? Is it popcorn or Oscar?
Second trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained raised some eyebrows, particularly for Leonardo DiCaprio. Is it finally his year to win? Kerry Washington was shown a lot more than previously thought, is there a Supporting Actress spot for her? Jamie Foxx is distracting in the trailer, what lead would you have liked to see?
Hitchcock got its first look showcasing prosthetics for Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins. Is the move for Fox Searchlight’s late entry a good one?
NYFF and some of the gems we saw during the week:
We talk the first set of eyes that saw Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Can it win Best Picture? Is Daniel-Day Lewis joining Meryl Streep in the 3 Oscar club?
John Hawkes and Helen Hunt impressed the pants off some of the staff in The Sessions. How can Fox Searchlight run their campaign with Hitchcock in the arsenal?
Ben Affleck’s Argo opened up to stellar reviews. Terence has some small qualms and I find it hard to see in any acting categories. Is Best Picture and Director in the cards?
Robert Zemeckis’ Flight closed the New York Film Festival to outstanding reviews for the film and lead Denzel Washington. Is he a fourth “lock” in the Best Actor race?
Speaking of Lead Actor, we talk about the near 20 viable contenders that are fighting for five spots. Joseph Braverman makes a gutsy call thinking of a certain “lock” might miss out when nominations are announced. Guess who?