Oscar in Box Office History (Week 48, 2022)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

Emancipation (Limited)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Directing, Supporting Actor (Ben Foster), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound.

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Precursor: 88th New York Critics Awards (2022)

A few trends might possibly emerge from this list, but it’s too early to tell.

Award Tallies

(2) The Banshees of Inisherin, Tár

The Awards

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Review: The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

This is a Resurfaced review written in 2002 or earlier. For more information, please visit this link: Resurfaced Reviews.

The Man in the Iron Mask

The Man in the Iron Mask

Rating

Director

Randall Wallace

Screenplay

Randal Wallas (Novels: Alexandre Dumas)

Length

2h 12m

Starring

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud, Judith Godreche, Edward Atterton, Peter Sarsgaard, Hugh Laurie, David Lowe

MPAA Rating

PG-13
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This Day in Oscar History: December 2 (2022)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


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Poll: Re-Awarding Best Actor, 2010

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Re-Awarding Best Actor, 2010

Now that we’ve finished rebuilding the nomination slate between 1997 and 2016 (we’ll do subsequent years after this series has completed), we will take those rebuilt slates and pick a new winner from among the nominees. In our first pass, we take a look at the new nominees for Best Actor and choose the new winner.

Cinema Sight Asks: Which nominee Rebuilt Best Actor slate should win?

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Trailer Watch: Living (2022) Updated

Living posterNew Trailer (#2)

Living, updated

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5 Favorites #157: Robert De Niro

Welcome to 5 Favorites. Each week, I will put together a list of my 5 favorites (films, performances, whatever strikes my fancy) along with commentary on a given topic each week, usually in relation to a specific film releasing that week.

This week, a raft of good actors appears in Salvage Separation, an action thriller directed by Randall Emmett in his second outing after his critically lambasted Midnight in the Switchgrass. It’s no surprise that this film is generating no buzz, but it stars Jack Huston as a recovering addict seeks revenge against the dealer whose drugs killed his fiancée. John Malkovich and Robert De Niro co-star. I’ve talked about Malkovich previously, but strangely not De Niro. That’s likely because he hasn’t been doing a lot of blockbuster pictures lately. I rectify this now as I look at my four favorite films that star or co-star Robert De Niro.

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Oscar Profile #627: Sigourney Weaver

Born October 8, 1949 in New York, New York, Susan Alexandra Weaver is the daughter of pioneer TV producer Sylvester (Pat) Weaver (1913-2002)and his wife, actress Elizabeth Inglis (1913-2007). Raised by nannies and maids, she estimated that she lived with her family in 30 homes by the time she was 12. By the age of 14, she was already 5’10”, eventually growing to 6’ 1’’ at which time she changed her name to Sigourney after a character in The Great Gasby.

Having attended various private schools as well as Stanford University, she enrolled in Yale Drama School in 1971, where she was typecast as prostitutes and old ladies because of her height while fellow student Meryl Streep was treated like royalty. In various stage productions, she made her TV debut in 1970’s Somerset and her Broadway debut as an assistant stage manager and understudy in a 1975 revival of The Constant Wife.

Weaver made her film debut in a six-second bit in 1977’s Annie Hall, followed by a minor role in 1978’s Madman. Her third film, 1979’s Alien made her an overnight sensation for which she was nominated for a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer to a Leading Role, losing to Dennis Christopher in Breaking Away.

A star from then on, Weaver excelled in such early 1980s films as Eyewitness, The Year of Living Dangerously, and Ghostbusters, earning an Oscar nomination for 1986’s Aliens, the first of several sequels to her 1979 hit. Two years later, she was up for two Oscars, nominated as Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist and as Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl, losing both.

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Review: Mystery Men (1999)

This is a Resurfaced review written in 2002 or earlier. For more information, please visit this link: Resurfaced Reviews.

Mystery Men

Mystery Men

Rating

Director

Kinka Usher

Screenplay

Nei Cuthbert (Comic Book: Bob Burden)

Length

2h 01m

Starring

Hank Azaria, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Ben Stiller, Wes Studi, Greg Kinnear, Geoffrey Rush, Lena Olin, Eddie Izzard, Artie Lange, Prakazrel Michel, Claire Forlani, Tom Waits, Louise Lasser, Ricky Jay, Jenifer Lewis, Ernie Le Banks, Gerry Becker, Ned Bellamy

MPAA Rating

PG-13
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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – December

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.
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This Day in Oscar History: December 1 (2022)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Dec. 2-4, 2022)

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What Are You Watching? (Dec. 2-4, 2022)

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Film Preview: 80 for Brady (2023)

Film Poster

Page Revisions:

(November 27, 2022) Original

Release Date:

February 3, 2023

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A group of friends made it their life-long mission to go to the Super Bowl and meet NFL superstar Tom Brady.”

Poster Rating: –

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Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: There’s some nice humor in this trailer even if the subject of the film’s title is a reprehensible person. Tomlin and Fonda don’t seem to be doing much differently than they did on Grace & Frankie, but Field genuinely looks like she’s having a bit of fun.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Looking at the Weekend: Dec. 2-4, 2022

With so little to be sure of, it seems likely that another week at the top of the chart may be in order for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Of the new wide releases, only Violent Night seems likely to do well since it’s largely counter-programming to the Christmas season.

Our Highest Rated Films: Spoiler Alert
Our Best Awards Ratings: Last Film Show (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

2nd Chance (Limited)
Christmas with the Campbells (Limited)
Framing Agnes (Limited)
Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power (Limited)
Mistletoe Ranch (Limited)
Nr. 10 (Limited)
The Quiet Epidemic (Limited)
Reflections of a Broken Memory (Limited)
Tantura (Limited)
Return to Seoul (Oscar Qualifying Run)

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Review: The Lost City (2022)

The Lost City

The Lost City

Rating

Director

Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Screenplay

Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Aaron Nee, Adam Nee, Seth Gordon

Length

1h 52m

Starring

Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Brad Pitt, Oscar Nuñez, Patti Harrison, Bowen Yang, Slang

MPAA Rating

PG-13

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