Alan Arkin – Argo
Russell Crowe – Les Misérables
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike
Ewan McGregor – The Impossible
Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables
I can't see why anyone would still predict Crowe. Yes, he has the role and the film, but he's - at best - 6th best as far as reviews go.
The man who leaves and the man who comes back are not the same.
It's admirable that you're trying so hard and sticking to your guns, but you should start preparing yourself for disappointment. Just sayin'.
I'm not really trying that hard, I just see it happening. The full blown reviews have not been released yet and I find it kind of AD-like for the people who didn't want to predict Crowe all year (whether because they want Les Mis to fail or because they don't like Crowe) to jump all over a few tweets and a review or two that don't praise him (hardly negative in the complete sense) saying that he's DOA. Seriously, for Redmayne? No. Wait until the film opens wide and the full reviews come in before writing him off completely.
That kind of sounds like all the Keira fans telling us to wait for the American reviews to come in before everything changes. There have been two screenings of the film, both of which were attended by a lot of people in the know. The response to the film overall has been very positive and even then the mentions for Crowe overall have been lukewarm at best. He's a pretty polarizing personality (some would say unlikeable), so I think he would need unanimous praise to get nominated again. He might still get it, but judging from the early response, I think it's highly unlikely. That he's currently getting overshadowed by Eddie Redmayne speaks volumes.
I'm willing to bet Crowe is out. There's no need for another former Oscar winner in this category (De Niro, Jones, and Hoffman cover those bases), plus as MovieFreak said...Crowe isn't all that popular anymore either.
In my defense, I'm not a Crowe fan in the way that crazy is or the way Keira fans are for her. I'm honestly looking at it from what I view is likely. I mean, both Crowe and Redmayne getting in is entirely possible too!
The character is very well known and very baity and the fact that he hasn't gotten better notices coming out of the screenings is exactly my problem here. This character, if done well, really should have made much more of an impression than Crowe has thus far.
Yeah, the Valjean-Javert thing is THE point of Les Miz to me. I would've thought the reviews would be all about them, plus raves for Annie.
Ang Lee - The only 2x Bafta/DGA/Oscar-Winning Director!
Meryl on Oscars: Y’see these little babies? These are my best f***ing friends
and they never let me down. Try to get ‘em away from me and I’ll eat you alive.
I'm pretty sure that's just an old 'de-Nile' joke, no?
It took me years to understand this saying (English not being my first language), so I was really proud I immediately got it
God, it doesn't matter if Crowe's part is "baity as fuck" if he's getting overshadowed by the other supporting actor in his film. Hello?!
Let's just hope that Crowe and Redmayne aren't together in the same room as a phone following Nomination Morning. Though, I guess Russell can always use his mobile.