Oscar Buzz 2014: What Independent Films Will Get Academy Award Attention?


The film festival circuit is just starting to heat up. Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York will all be opening and closing before we know it. The start of the festival circuit usually brings about a film that was never really on the radar before.

Indiewire’s The Playlist looks at 10 films this season that could be a surprise contender.

Until the festival circuit started last year, nobody was really talking about Silver Linings Playbook.

The ten films brought up by The Playlist are: Belle, The Book Thief, Devil’s Knot, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her, Enough Said, The Invisible Woman, The Last Of Robin Hood, Parkland, The Railway Man, Le Week-End

Enough Said could very well see James Gandolfini earn a posthumous Oscar nomination for best actor or supporting actor. If so, would he follow in Heath Ledger’s footsteps with a win?

If it even comes close to working—and Holofcener’s as reliable as they come—Gandolfini could be a very viable Best Actor or Supporting Actor candidate, given the apparent warmth of the performance, and the esteem in which he was held by his peers.

Parkland only saw the debut of its trailer recently and I’ve not really seen it pop up in any lists for the potential best picture field. Parkland does for JFK what Bobby did for RFK.

Topics: Enough Said, Entertainment, Movies, Oscars, Oscars 2014, Parkland

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