Distributor 2016: Warner Bros.

tomhanks_sully-setTom Hanks on the set of Clint Eastwood’s Sully (via Vulture)

Warner Bros. always comes out to play during awards season. This year, they have The Accountant, Collateral Beauty, and Sully, all of which look to hit it big at the box office and, possibly, with awards voters. Only time will tell which one – if any – sticks with Oscar, but I’ve a feeling that the combo of Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks will be too much for voters to resist. Also, war drama The Yellow Birds may push Jennifer Aniston to her first Oscar bid.

Top Priorities (We’re Guessing)

  • Sully (Clint Eastwood; Sept. 9, 2016)
  • The Accountant (Gavin O’Connor; Oct. 14, 2016)
  • Collateral Beauty (David Frankel; Dec. 16, 2016)
  • The Yellow Birds (Alexandre Moors; TBD)

Potential Players

  • Midnight Special (Jeff Nichols; Mar. 18, 2016 – limited)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder; Mar. 25, 2016)
  • The Nice Guys (Shane Black; May 20, 2016)
  • The Conjuring 2 (James Wan; June 10, 2016)
  • Suicide Squad (David Ayer; Aug. 5, 2016)
  • War Dogs (Todd Phillips; Aug. 19, 2016)
  • Storks (Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland; Sept. 23, 2016)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (David Yates; Nov. 18, 2016)

Other Releases

  • How to Be Single (Christian Ditter; Feb. 12, 2016)
  • Barbershop: The Next Cut (Malcolm D. Lee; Apr. 15, 2016)
  • Keanu (Apr. 29, 2016)
  • Me Before You (Thea Sharrock; June 3, 2016)
  • Central Intelligence (June 17, 2016)
  • The Legend of Tarzan (July 1, 2016)
  • Lights Out (July 22, 2016)
  • Bastards (Nov. 4, 2016)
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