For movie awards season, February is beginning to look a lot like Christmas
It’s around Christmas, generally, when studios and smaller sized suppliers launch their award competitors, intending to be fresh in the minds of critics groups, guilds and a lot of considerably members of the Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences, which provides the Oscars, when they begin voting.
For the 2020 awards, nevertheless, the eligibility window has actually broadened beyond the traditional fiscal year through February, which represents the attack of eminence movies arriving this month, through a mix of digital and theatrical platforms.
This month likewise provides directing launchings from 2 popular stars, in motion pictures in which they likewise star: Robin Wright’s “The Land,” about a distressed female looking for sanctuary in a remote cabin; and Viggo Mortensen’s “Falling,” about a male dealing with his violent dad, who is struggling with dementia.
The next couple of weeks, on the other hand, bring “Nomadland,” director Chloe Zhao’s movie starring Frances McDormand; “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday,” from director Lee Daniels, with Andra Day as the famous vocalist; and “The Father,” starring Anthony Hopkins — chosen by both the Globes and DROOP — and Olivia Colman, which provides a piercing window into the Hopkins character’s dementia.
Of course, one can argue that the emphasis on awards seems especially trivial in the current climate. Yet that overlooks several realities, among them that people in the entertainment industry still covet awards and prestige, regardless of where and how their work is being seen; awards are perceived to help boost revenue, giving people who care about such things an incentive to watch; and the robust industry devoted to the process, including news outlets that rely on income from “For your consideration” ads.
All that adds up to the current slate of February motion pictures. And while the digital flurry of such fare won’t mean much to a lot of individuals, for those who do anticipate capturing up on Oscar candidates towards completion of a regular year, let it snow.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.