Best Supporting Actor 2016: Alan Rickman for Eye in the Sky

alanrickman_eyeskyAlan Rickman as he appears in Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky (via Mashable)

The Facts

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Lieutenant General Frank Benson, who’s caught in ethical and moral dilemma regarding modern warfare

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 11, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Bleecker Street
U.S. Release Date: Mar. 11, 2016 (limited); Apr. 1, 2016 (wide)
U.S. Box Office: $10,723,110 (estimate of Apr. 11, 2016)

Why? The late actor picked up sterling reviews for this war drama – which also happens to be his final on-screen role. It took little time for this to surpass last year’s Trumbo (no comment) as Bleecker Street’s biggest stateside release to date. Helen Mirren’s picking up good ink and early awards buzz for it, so maybe Rickman can come along for the ride. It’s tacky to suggest it, but a wave of posthumous love may push him into the lineup.

Why not? Will people remember the movie? Bleecker Street also has Captain Fantastic and Denial for potential awards pushes.

Notes

Ranking: No. 11 as of Apr. 15, 2016

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