December 05, 2016

Oscars: Jitters building for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman

HollywoodNews.com: The second half of the year is upon us. The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike. Our John Foote will be in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike. There is a very unclear yet still feasible shape to the race looking from ten thousand feet.

There are internet jitters building for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. With the trailers released and now the film being pushed up to September, it looks as though we may be in store for a master class in filmmaking. Phoenix also looks to be a lead contender for his first Oscar after delivering in his previous nominated works, Gladiator (2000) and Walk the Line (2005). Phoenix does have tough competition ahead of him including what looks to be a critical darling-type performance coming from John Hawkes in Ben Lewin’s The Sessions. Early word is very positive for the film and the turns by Hawkes along with co-stars Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Since Hawkes’ initial nomination two years ago for Winter’s Bone, he hasn’t shown any signs of letting up. He was arguably left off last year in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and will be seen later this year in Julia Dyer’s The Playroom and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. There seems to be a tremendous following and support for him in his current state. Speaking of Spielberg, we’re still awaiting some type of marketing material for his upcoming Lincoln biopic. No poster or trailer has been released with very few stills leaked online. One starts to think if it will even be ready in time.

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2 Comments

  • August 3, 2012 | Permalink |

    If the Academy once AGAIN overlooks a brilliant performance from Phoenix, I’m boycotting it forever. It’s getting ridiculous. He should have won for Gladiator and for Walk The Line.

  • August 3, 2012 | Permalink |

    Paul Thomas Anderson, Paul WS Anderson, Wes Anderson, Cronenberg, Bigelow, Burton, Jackson, Jordan, Lee, Luhrman, Malick, Mendes, Nolan, Scott, Soderbergh, Spielberg, Tarantino, Tykwer/Wachowski

    2012 looks to be one for the record books.

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