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‘A Most Violent Year’ Joins Original Song Race with “America for Me” by Composer Alex Ebert

Also, officially move Jessica Chastain to Supporting Actress in your predictions…

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violentyearAFI Film Fest is currently underway and kicking things off last Thursday was J.C. Chandor‘s “A Most Violent Year” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.  The film was very well received, and already feeling like a contender in the top categories including Best Picture.  With Chastain already confirmed in Supporting, switching from her original Lead plans, Chandor’s film will also be able to battle in the Original Song category.  Alex Ebert, composer for the film and Golden Globe winner for “All is Lost” last year, has penned the tune “America for Me.”

A24 Films is gearing up for a very hefty campaign for their entire slate which includes “Enemy” with Jake Gyllenhaal (hoping for some love somewhere), Steven Knight’s “Locke” (trying to break into a competitive Original Screenplay race), Gillian Robspierre’s “Obvious Child” (looking for any possible way to make movement on Jenny Slate and its Original Screenplay), and Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” (looking for a Scarlett Johansson mention with maybe Sound and Score love).  Look for a Studio Circuit later this week on the A24.

“Violent Year” will also contend for Best Supporting Actor with Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, and Alessandro Nivola listed.  Cinematographer Bradford Young received terrific ink last week so I’m sure A24 is feeling like they can push ahead of his other film “Selma” with a nomination.  They will also launch campaigns for Costume Design (Kasia Walicka-Maimone), Film Editing (Ron Patane), Production Design (John P. Goldsmith), Sound Editing (Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker), and of course, Original Score (Alex Ebert).

“A Most Violent Year” opens in theaters December 31.  It’s first official awards screening is November 12 in Los Angeles.

Check out the newest Oscar Predictions and see where Chandor’s film ranks!

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Written by 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 also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, 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, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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