Best Picture 2014: Unbroken

Unbroken
A photo of Jack O’Connell in Unbroken (via Collider).

Synopsis: “A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II” (via IMDb)

Producers: Matthew Baer, Angelina Jolie, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend

Director: Angelina Jolie
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domnhall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Takamasa “Miyavi” Ishihara, John Magaro

Release Date(s): Dec. 25

Festivals: N/A

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Why? The story of Unbroken alone sounds like a best-picture winner already, but director Angelina Jolie isn’t playing around with this directorial effort – the Coen brothers, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson all had hands in the script at various points along the way; she has Roger Deakins on DP duty.

Why not? Unbroken might live up to its name too much. In other words, it might feel too glossy when all is said and done.

Ranking: No. 4 as of Aug. DATE, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Picture 2014

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Director 2014: Angelina Jolie for Unbroken (more)
Best Actor 2014: Jack O’Connell for Unbroken (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Domnahll Gleeson for Unbroken (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Garrett Hedlund for Unbroken (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Takamasa Ishihara, a.k.a. Miyavi, for Unbroken (more)
Best Adapted Screenplay 2014: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Richard LaGravenese, and William Nicholson for Unbroken (more)

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