It’s been trailer porn for the last few weeks, non? They’re all rolling out previews for fall releases and award season contenders. This year looks to be a strong one for Actors. When isn’t it a strong year for Actors?
Right now, it’s looking like Michael Keaton for Birdman is the only legitimate lock. The other four spots are wide open. Joaquin Phoenix, who never wants to go to the party, is a possibility in Inherent Vice. There’s Steve Carell in Foxcatcher. Benedict Cumberbatch fans think he has a chance in The Imitation Game, Bill Murray might have a go at it for St Vincent, I’m hoping for James McAvoy consideration in The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, Angelina Jolie’s going to push for one of her actors in Unbroken, and now…Eddie Redmayne.
He plays Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. The trailer came out this week. The film comes out in November in North America meaning they’re definitely hoping for Oscar inclusion. And his performance looks to be outstanding.
Here’s Eddie in Belgium last weekend speaking at the 100th anniversary of the Great War.