Monday, August 19, 2013

2013 Oscar Film Season

2013 Oscar Film Season

The 2013 Oscar Film Season will soon officially - unofficially begin starting from September 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

Now, according to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, in order for a film to quality to be considered for Best Picture a feature-length motion picture "must have a running length of more than 40 minutes and have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format. The films must open in a commercial theater, for paid admission, in Los Angeles County between January 1 and midnight December 31, and run for seven consecutive days. Films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. Official screen credit forms and copies of the main and end title credits must have been submitted to the Academy by December 1. Films are not eligible if they have appeared on the Internet, on home video, or on television prior to their theatrical releases. Got it? Good!

So, to get ahead of the game and to have a bit of fun, I have taken the time without having seen most of the potential films (because they haven’t been released yet) that I believe will be in the discussion late this year for a coveted 2014 nomination for the most recognizable prized awards in all of entertainment industry both in history and worldwide – the golden bald statue from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science called Oscar.

Based on research from various sources and a lot of guessing on my part I have listed what I believe will be the no more than 10 and no less than 5 films that will nominated for Best Picture for the 2013 film season.

There are 35 films listed below of which only 6 films have already been widely released, so I am throwing a lot of caution to the wind here and at the same time giving you the potential heads up of what could be on everyone lips as being an Oscar worthy effort.

A Bolder Font suggests having a higher probability of getting a nomination based on internet buzz - speculation. Of course, there is always a surprising film each year that no one has heard of just yet.

2013 Best Picture Contenders

All Is Lost
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Before Midnight
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Blue Jasmine
Captain Phillips
Fruitvale Station
Grace of Monaco
Inside Llewyn Davis
Labor Day
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Out of the Furnace
Saving Mr. Banks
The Counselor
The Dallas Buyers Club
The Fifth Estate
The Hunt
The Monuments Men
The Past
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Spectacular Now
The Wolf of Wall Street
Twelve Years a Slave

1 comment:

  1. One more that might get added to the list, would be 'Lone Survivor' it will come out end towards the end of December. Enough time to squeeze it in.