91st Oscars: Screener Watch, Week 6

Netflix sent a huge package containing quite a few duplicates, but also some new titles. This is probably the last batch before the set I will get from the Independent Spirit Awards.

Hold the Dark

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Has anyone really even heard of this film? It’s genuine lack of familiarity will keep it out of the race.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture
  • Directing (Jeremy Saulnier)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Macon Blair)
  • Actor (Jeffrey Wright)
  • Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgard, James Badge Dale)
  • Supporting Actress (Riley Keough)
  • Cinematography (Magnus Nordenhof Jonck)
  • Production Design (Ryan Warren Smith, Alan McCullagh)
  • Film Editing (Julia Bloch)
  • Costume Design (Antoinette Messam)
  • Visual Effects (Chris Connolly, Charlotta Fossman, John Kilshaw, Nathan Overstrom)
  • Sound Mixing (Garrell Clark, Ahmed El Fekkak, Tony Volante)
  • Sound Editing (Mariusz Glabinski)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Sharon Toohey, Jo-Dee Thomson)
  • Original Score (Brooke Blair, Will Blair)

The Kindergarten Teacher

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Even a strong cast doesn’t make a movie that most people aren’t familiar with into a contender.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture
  • Director (Sara Colangelo)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Sara Colangelo)
  • Actress (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
  • Supporting Actor (Gael Garcia Bernal, Parker Sevak)
  • Cinematography (Pepe Avila Del Pino)
  • Production Design (Mary Colston, Gwen Roach)
  • Film Editing (Marc Vives, Lee Percy)
  • Costume Design (Vanessa Porter)
  • Visual Effects (Guy Dahan, Vadim Bar Zakharin)
  • Sound Mixing (Gil Toren, Anton Gold)
  • Sound Editing (Erez Eynl Shavit, Ami Arad)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Ivy Ermert, Felicia Nelson)
  • Original Score (Asher Goldschmidt)

The Land of Steady Habits

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Nicole Holofcener is a well respected director, but this film didn’t generate any buzz upon release.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture
  • Directing (Nicole Holofcener)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Nicole Holofcener)
  • Actor (Ben Mendelsohn)
  • Actress (Edie Falco)
  • Supporting Actor (Thomas Mann)
  • Supporting Actress (Connie Britton)
  • Cinematography (Alar Kivilo)
  • Production Design (Dina GOldman, Robert Covelman)
  • Film Editing (Robert Frazen)
  • Costume Design (Alex Bovaird)
  • Visual Effects (John Ciampa)
  • Sound Mixing (Damian Elias Canelos, Skip Lievsay, Larry Zipf)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Sheri Kornhaber Ciliento, Diana Sikes)
  • Original Score (Marcelo Zarvos)

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: While the film got decent reviews, it hasn’t been a major player in the awards scene and its lack of major cinematic release hurts its chances.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture
  • Director (Andy Serkis)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Callie Kloves)
  • Actor (Rohan Chand)
  • Supporting Actor (Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Peter Mullan, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Matthew Rhys)
  • Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto)
  • Cinematography (Michael Seresin)
  • Production Design (Gary Freeman, Raffaella Giovannetti)
  • Film Editing (Mark Sanger, Alex Marquez, Jeremiah O’Driscoll)
  • Costume Design (Alexandra Byrne)
  • Visual Effects (Nigel Denton-Howes, Max Solomon, Ivan Mokan, Francois Dumoulin)
  • Sound Mixing (Danny Hambrook, Ian Tapp, Doug Cooper)
  • Sound Editing (Glenn Freemantle, Tom Sayers)
  • Makeup & Hairstyling (Nana Fischer)
  • Original Score (Nitin Sawhney)
  • Original Song (“Changes” – Nitin Sawhney)

Nappily Ever After

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Sanaa Lathan and Lynn Whitfield are strong actors, but this film has come somewhat out of nowhere.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture
  • Directing (Haifaa Al-Mansour)
  • Actress (Sanaa Lathan)
  • Supporting Actress (Lynn Whitfield)
  • Cinematography (Alar Kivilo)
  • Production Design (John Collins, Lynne Mitchell)
  • Film Editing (Jay Deuby)
  • Costume Design (Jennifer Leigh-Scott)
  • Visual Effects (Chris Holmes)
  • Sound Mixing (Rodney Gurule, Phillip Bladh, Marc Fishman)
  • Sound Mixing (Michael J. Benavente) (probably meant Sound Editing)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Nikoletta Skarlatos, Dawn Turner)
  • Original Score (Lesley Barber)

The Other Side of the Wind

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Orson Welles’ final film has been edited and assembled recently. It’s a significant achievement and has earned some attention from critics, but not enough to make it seem like a credible contender.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture (Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza)
  • Directing (Orson Welles)
  • Original Screenplay (Orson Welles, Oja Kodar)
  • Actor (John Huston)
  • Supporting Actor (Peter Bogdanovich)
  • Film Editing (Orson Welles, Bob Murawski)
  • Original Score (Michel Legrand)
  • Cinematography (Gary Graver)
  • Sound Mixing (Scott Millan, Gregg Rudloff)
  • Sound Editing (Daniel Saxlid, Scott Millan)
  • Visual Effects (John Knoll, Joe Ceballos, Brian Meanley)

The Resistance Banker

Oscar Chances: None: It didn’t make the finalist list, so it’s done.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Foreign Language Film (The Netherlands)

Roxanne Roxanne

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Has anyone actually heard of this film? Even with producers like Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams, it’s been rather under the radar.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture (Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker, Mimi Veldes, Pharrell Williams)
  • Directing (Michael J. Larnell)
  • Original Screenplay (Michael J. Larnell)
  • Actress (Chante Adams)
  • Supporting Actress (Nia Long)
  • Cinematography (Federico Cesca)
  • Film Editing (Claudia Costello)
  • Production Design (Javiera Varas, Tricia Peck)
  • Costume Design (Kama Royz)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Martha Melendez, Belinda Anderson)
  • Original Score (RZA)
  • Sound Editing (Craig Mann)
  • Sound Mixing (Craig Mann, Laura Wiest, Allison Jackson)

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

Oscar Chances: None: It didn’t make the finalist list, so it’s done.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Documentary Feature
  • Director (Morgan Neville)
  • Cinematography (Danny Grunes)
  • Production Design (Jade Spiers)
  • Film Editing (Aaron Wickenden, Jason Zeldes)
  • Sound Mixing (Brian Riordan, Dennis Hamlin)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Alex Perrone)
  • Original Score (Daniel Wohl)

A Twelve Year Night

Oscar Chances: None: It didn’t make the finalist list, so it’s done.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Foreign Language FIlm (Uruguay)

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