September 18, 2012

ARTICLE: Does 'The Hunger Games' have a chance of winning an Oscar Award?

Announcement of Academy Award Nominations isn't until January 15th of next year and the main event won't be held until February 24th; but Scott Feinberg, an award analyst and a writer/blogger at The Hollywood Reporter, has already started his weekly forecast analyzing the potential contenders for major Oscar categories. And guess what? The Hunger Games made his first list of possible nominees for these major categories:
  • Best Picture 
  • Best Director (Gary Ross)
  • Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) 
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, Gary Ross) 
  • Best Cinematography 
  • Best Costume Design 
  • Best Film Editing 
  • Best Makeup 
  • Best Original Score (James Newton Howard) 
  • Best Production Design 
  • Best Sound Editing 
  • Best Sound Mixing
Meanwhile, here's Feinberg's full list of Frontrunners, Major Threats and Possibilities (in which THG is in) for the Best Picture Award:

Lincoln (DreamWorks, 11/9, TBA, trailer)
Argo (Warner Bros., 10/12, R, trailer)
Zero Dark Thirty (Sony, 12/19, TBA, teaser)
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Co., 11/21, TBA, trailer)
Life of Pi (20th Century Fox, 11/21, TBA, trailer)
Django Unchained (The Weinstein Co., 12/25, R, trailer)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight, 6/27, PG-13, trailer)
Les Miserables (Universal, 12/14, TBA, trailer)
The Master (The Weinstein Co., 9/14, R, trailer)
Promised Land (Focus Features, 12/28, TBA, TBA) 
Major Threats
Flight (Paramount, 11/2, TBA, trailer)
The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros., 7/20, PG-13, trailer)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Bros., 12/14, TBA, trailer)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight, 5/4, PG-13, trailer)
Amour (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/19, TBA, trailer)
Moonrise Kingdom (Focus Features, 5/25, PG-13, trailer)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros., 10/26, R, trailer)
The Sessions (Fox Searchlight, 10/19, TBA, trailer)
Trouble with the Curve (Warner Bros., 9/21, PG-13, trailer)
The Impossible (Summit, 12/21, PG-13, trailer) 

Rust and Bone (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/23, TBA, trailer)
Anna Karenina (Focus Features, 11/16, TBA, trailer)
Not Fade Away (Paramount, 12/21, TBA, TBA)
The Hunger Games (Lionsgate, 3/23, PG-13, trailer)
The Avengers (Disney, 5/4, PG-13, trailer)
Arbitrage (Roadside Attractions, 9/14, R, trailer)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit, 9/14, TBA, trailer)
Hyde Park on Hudson (Focus Features, 12/7, R, trailer)
On the Road (IFC Films, 12/21, R, trailer) 
Still Awaiting Domestic Distribution and/or Release Date
Out of the Furnace (Relativity Media, TBA, TBA, TBA)
The Sapphires (The Weinstein Co., TBA, TBA, trailer)
We'll make sure to keep an eye on Feinberg Forecast every week and keep wishing that the odds are in The Hunger Games'/our favor.

You can read the full article HERE.


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