Best Picture 2014: Big Eyes

Amy Adams: Um, it’s my turn… (via Collider)

Synopsis: “A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband (Christoph Waltz), who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s” (via IMDb)

Producers: Scott Alexander, Tim Burton, Lynette Howell, and Larry Karaszewski

Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

Release Date(s): Dec. 25 (limited)

Festivals: N/A

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Why? Tim Burton seems to have an Oscar-bait property with Big Eyes; surely some in the motion-picture academy will want to see him and his work recognized. Oscar voters love Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz; the former might (finally) win this year

Why not? Awards attention might center on Adams and/or Waltz and not Big Eyes itself. The Weinstein Company might focus on other films – like The Imitation Game – this season. Even when Burton has a prestige property, he sometimes goes a little too far for Oscar voters. (Read: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).)

Ranking: No. 5 as of Aug. DATE, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Picture 2014

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Director 2014: Tim Burton for Big Eyes (more)
Best Actress 2014: Amy Adams for Big Eyes (more)
Best Actor 2014: Christoph Waltz for Big Eyes (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Krysten Ritter for Big Eyes (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for Big Eyes(more)


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