We’re at the point in the year now where even something small as a new look at an awards hopeful can change prognostication in a notable way. Yesterday, a
What’s interesting to me about this pretty strong response to the Trailer is that it doesn’t show off anything particularly unique. In many ways, you could almost argue it’s a remake of A Beautiful Mind, more or less. The praise is almost entirely centered around the two main performances and the newfound enthusiasm for them. Redmayne especially looks to give the heartbreaking and showy performance that awards are built for. Jones is always strong too, as she’s one of the best up and coming actresses in the business. Provided the role is more than just the typical supportive spouse part, she should be in contention as well (and even then, the Academy does like to cite that kind of performance as well). Sight unseen, it’s hard to argue against this as a potential contender for many awards during the precursor season.
Regardless, I suspect Redmayne will be heavily in contention almost no matter what, with Jones not far behind. The material is certainly set up for them to succeed in a big way…
one of my favorite things about the ice bucket challenge is that in this gif
you see him spitting out a shit ton of water at the end because he’s so dumb and had his giant mouth wide open and got a giant mouth full of ice water
Eddie Redmayne does the ALS ice bucket challenge