Angelina Jolie Pitt as she appears in the first trailer for her upcoming feature By the Sea
Jolie Pitt has one win from two nominations and one Governors Award.
- Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Girl, Interrupted (1999)
- Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Changeling (2008)
- Won: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award – Special/Honorary (2013)
Jolie Pitt has
About the Film
Role: Vanessa, a former dancer who drifts apart from her husband, an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt), as they travel through France in the mid-1970s
- AFI Fest – Opening Film (Nov. 5, 2015)
U.S. Distributor: Universal Pictures
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 13, 2015
U.S. Box Office: N/A
Why? A small-scale romantic drama with Pitt sounds like an Oscar player on paper – will Jolie and Pitt become this generation’s Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward? In what looks like a banner year for woman-centric films, Jolie Pitt may become the first woman to direct herself to an acting nomination – she may be Universal’s priority here unless the distributor begins to push Amy Schumer and/or Crimson Peak exceeds expectations.
Why not? But either situation (if not both) may take hold. More importantly, the film industry still marginalizes films made by, about, and/or for women. The lack of love for Jolie Pitt’s Unbroken – a World War II epic, mind you – last year is hardly promising.
Ranking: No. 23 as of Sept. 7, 2015
- Best Picture 2015: By the Sea
- Best Director 2015: Angelina Jolie for By the Sea
- Best Actor 2015: Brad Pitt for By the Sea
- Best Supporting Actress 2015: Mélanie Laurent for By the Sea
- Best Supporting Actor 2015: Niels Arestrup for By the Sea
- Best Supporting Actor 2015: Richard Bohringer for By the Sea
- Best Original Screenplay 2015: Angelina Jolie for By the Sea