Oscar Preview: Weekend of Aug. 9-11, 2013

We had one film release this past weekend with the potential for Oscar nominations.

Elysium

The weak box office paired with the weaker critical support suggests the film that could have been a second Best Picture nominee for neophyte director Neill Blomkamp, has pretty much pushed the film out of the playing field.

While Best Picture and corresponding top-tier categories are probably out of the question, the film is still likely to compete heavily in the tech categories where Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Visual Effects are still in play. And if Best Supporting Actress continues to feel anemic, Jodie Foster could snag a surprise nomination, though I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

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