I had this thought of De Niro taking this in Supporting...but I was too late to put him in as my alt.
I hope my gut feeling was wrong...
"The film was given a very limited release in the USA in late 1978, but only on the West Coast. Over two years later it was shown theatrically on the East Coast and proved a big hit with critics going on to win many awards including 2 acting awards from the New York Film Critics. "
It the LAFCA and was nominated for BAFTA and Globes in the 1978/79 season. It won at NYFFC, NBR, NSFC and Boston in the 1981/82 season so I guess ineligibility or confusion and lack of buzz the time it would've been eligible was some kind of problem? Maybe others know more?
EDIT: nevermind, Submerge already answered on that one!
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The National Board of Review has informed me their awards announcement will be coming between 12-2 NYC time, that's 9-11 LA time.
or 11-1 where I live...which means I'll barely get to glance at them before running my wife to the baby doctor.
Do they announce all of them at once or spread it out like NY does?
All at once. And no runners-up, no inside info to be expected.
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Also, regarding this DeNiro sudden "hunch", NBR is the group that has paid less service to Harvey Weinstein in the last years. Only in 2004 the went with "Finding Neverland", and only because it would be too obvious to go with Eastwood again after 2003's Mystic River victory. Other than that, they've only gone with his contenders when he's had an obvious frontrunner for awards and only in supporting (Bale and Cruz).
Some critics also really liked De Niro's performance in "Being Flynn".
So maybe he will get the award for "Being Flynn" and SLP?
But I don't think that De Niro will get any critic awards.
He will just have to focus on GG and SAG nods.
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