Only four Oscar hopefuls have yet to be officially unveiled, be it to critics or the general public. They are Sony’s American Hustle, Universal’s Lone Survivor, Relativity Media’s Out of the Furnace and Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Interestingly enough, two of them star Christian Bale.
The one that I am really interested in and I expect will draw a lot of attention is David O. Russell’s American Hustle. In addition to a nomination for best picture, Russell should get another directing nomination. Bale is a major threat for best actor as is Amy Adams for best actress. Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner are frontrunners for best supporting actor while Jennifer Lawrence is a frontrunner for best supporting actress. The screenplay, written by Russell and Eric Singer, is a frontrunner in the original screenplay category.
It’s truly astonishing, really, what David O. Russell is able to do with his ensemble casts. Be it Three Kings, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, etc.
The Wolf of Wall Street will get some major Oscar consideration and rumor has it that it will be submitted for the Golden Globes as a comedy. No idea as to what films will be up in that category when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces their nominations.