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Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

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WarnerBros_SlateWarner Bros. sent out e-mails to all major awards guilds, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announcing the launch of their awards site with screening dates and categories listed.  The studio who last year won Best Picture with Ben Affleck’s “Argo” seems to have another strong possibility for many award citations this coming season.

Brian Helegand’s “42” is listed for several categories including the dark horse possibility for Best Supporting Actor, Harrison Ford.  Chadwick Boseman, who plays Jackie Robinson, will campaign in Lead with the film is listed for Original Screenplay.

Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is looking for some traction most likely in some of the technical categories that includes Production Design, Costume Design, and Cinematography.  Playing the title character, Leonardo DiCaprio is listed in Lead Actor with Carey Mulligan who plays Daisy being campaigned in Lead Actress.  The film has three Original Songs in contention; Lana del Rey‘s “Young and Beautiful,” Jay-Z‘s “100$ Bill,” and Florence + the Machine‘s “Over the Love.”

The summer blockbuster “Man of Steel” by director Zack Snyder is listed in contention but has no available screenings set up.  Also, the actors, including Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, are listed together in “The Actors” category, no lead or supporting classification.  Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects are probably its best shot for recognition.  Guillermo del Toro‘s “Pacific Rim” has the same type of listing but has only one screening set up per city in 3D.

Denis Villenueve’s “Prisoners” will be looking for recognition for Lead Actor Hugh Jackman and Supporting Actor Jake Gyllenhaal.  Co-stars Terrence Howard and Paul Dano are listed alongside him.  In Supporting Actress Melissa Leo is listed at the top with co-stars Viola Davis and Maria Bello following behind.  The dark thriller is also vying for spots in Original Screenplay for writer Aaron Guzikowski and Cinematography for Roger Deakins.

prisoners_imageThe big pony will be with Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Gravity” listed in various categories.  Cuaron is listed as a Producer, Director, co-writer with son Jonas Cuaron.  and co-editor with Mark Sanger.  Are we looking at a future quadruple nominee?  The beautiful Sandra Bullock is listed in Lead Actress with George Clooney in Supporting Actor.  The film could also make a sweep in all the technical categories including Production Design, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects.  Composer Steven Price seems all but assured a nomination in Original Score.

Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has trying to find wiggle room in various categories.  Evangeline Lilly is the only woman listed Supporting Actress and Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, and Luke Evans in Supporting Actor.  The film will have an Original Song, currently listed “TBD.”  The film screens for guild voters beginning on December 6.

Finally, the masterpiece that is Spike Jonze‘s “Her” seems to have a hefty listing.  Jonze is listed for a Producer credit, Director, and Original Screenplay.  Joaquin Phoenix will be campaigning in Lead Actor with the voice of Scarlett Johansson listed at the top of Supporting Actress.  Co-stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde are listed behind.  Jonze’s film has the Original Song titled “The Moon Song” and Arcade Fire provides the film’s brilliant score.  The first screening for guild members will begin on November 19 in New York.

What do you think of Warner Bros. lineup?  How many nominations do you predict for the studio?    I’ve updated the FYC Tracker with the updated links.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of 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,, 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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