The Oscar Project
Merry Christmas everyone a few days early. Today I take a look at the films releasing on Christmas Day this week and see where I think Oscar nominations could come from in this last week of the year before the eligibility period ends.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday this week and I will be back after the new year with new Nominee Watch posts looking ahead to the films from 2020 before gearing up for the Oscar nominations on January 13th and the awards ceremony a few weeks after that.
I found seven other film versions of this story dating back to 1917, and those were just the ones straight up titled Little Women. This doesn't include various television series versions that have popped up over the years around the world including Japanese anime and a 2018 web series from India.
I was happy to see that the two most recent film versions had been directed by women, half expecting to see them all directed by men going back 100 years. This time around Academy Award nominated director Greta Gerwig is at the helm with the help of her previous collaborator and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan Oscar nominee Laura Dern, and everyone's favorite Herminoe Granger, Emma Watson. There is also support from recent nominee Timothée Chalamet and longtime Oscar stalwart and three time winner Meryl Streep.
Spies in Disguise
This feels like the movie that has recent Marvel stars coming over to do voices when they're not making Marvel movies. It features Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Endgame) as Walter Beckett opposite Will Smith's Lance Sterling. Beckett is the technology whiz kid who inadvertently turns Sterling into a pigeon, forcing them to work together to find a way to turn the world's most awesome spy back into a human.
Marvel veterans Ben Mendeloshn (Captain Marvel) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War) also appear in the film along with country music star turned actor Reba McEntire, and rapper DJ Khaled.
The film looks like fun and is probably the best family friendly film hitting theaters in this last week of the year. So if you're looking for something to see with the family after all the presents are open on Christmas, consider this in your choices.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?