90th Oscars: Screener Watch – Amazon Studios

Amazon has a lot of solid efforts this year. They’ve sent four. Of note is that Woody Allen isn’t listed at all on the Wonder Wheel screener, not for directing or for screenplay.

Last Flag Flying

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: The film released to fairly poor reviews and hasn’t been seen in Precursor season at all.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture (Ginger Sledge, Richard Linklater, John Sloss)
  • Director (Richard Linklater)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Richard Linklater, Darryl Ponicsan)
  • Actor (Steve Carell)
  • Supporting Actor (Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne)
  • Supporting Actress (Cicely Tyson, Deanna Reed-Foster)
  • Cinematography (Shane Kelly)
  • Film Editing (Sandra Adair)
  • Original Score (Graham Reynolds)
  • Production Design (Bruce Curtis, Beauchamp Fontaine)
  • Costume Design (Kari Perkins)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Darylin Nagy, Karen Lovell)
  • Sound Mixing (Chris Strollo, Tom Hammond)
  • Sound Editing (Justin Hennard, Tom Hammond)

The Lost City of Z

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Although the film was praised for its cinematography, it has only gotten a smattering of attention, though a well-placed nod from the American Society of Cinematographers could rescue it.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • None (Commercial DVD provided)

Wonder Wheel

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Woody Allen’s name isn’t the best in Hollywood right now (which could explain why he’s not referenced for consideration on the screener). That said, the film didn’t get great reviews and although early word was that Kate Winslet was fantastic, the end result doesn’t support that hypothesis and she’s been absent most of the season.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture (Letty Aronson, Erika Aronson, Edward Walson)
  • Actress (Kate Winslet)
  • Supporting Actor (Jim Belushi, Justin Timberlake)
  • Supporting Actress (Juno Temple)
  • Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro)
  • Film Editing (Alisa Lepselter)
  • Production Design (Santo Loquasto, Regina Graves)
  • Costume Design (Suzy Benziner)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Stacey Panepinto, Jerry Popolis)
  • Sound Mixing (Thomas Varga, Lee Dichter, Robert Hein)
  • Sound Editing (Robert Hein)

Wonderstruck

Oscar Chances: Unlikely: Originally thought to be a major player this year, the film released to lackluster notices and seems to have faded pretty fast. There’s still the possibility that cinematography, production design, costume design, and original score could be in the offing, but chances are growing remote by the day.
Campaign-Proposed Categories

  • Picture (Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler, John Sloss)
  • Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Brian Selznick)
  • Actor (Oakes Fegley)
  • Supporting Actor (Jaden Michael)
  • Supporting Actress (Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore)
  • Cinematography (Ed Lachman)
  • Film Editing (Alfonso Goncalves)
  • Original Score (Carter Burwell)
  • Production Design (Mark Friedberg, Debra Schutt)
  • Costume Design (Sandy Powell)
  • Makeup and Hairstyling (Drew Kunin, Leslie Shatz)
  • Sound Editing (Leslie Shatz)

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