5 Golden Globe Shocks That Could Affect The Oscar Race

By Sean O'Connell 2013-12-12 09:19:13discussion comments
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Now that we’ve had time to process the Golden Globes nominations, there are some patterns – and some surprising developments – that change how we have been thinking about the still-developing Oscar race. Will Her be a player despite its late entry into the game? How about Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which Paramount is racing to get into Academy members’ hands?

Today’s GG nominees cleared up a few lingering Oscar issues … and raised a few more outstanding questions. Here are, I think, 5 shocking developments that occurred this morning, and some analysis on how I think they will affect the ongoing Oscar season.

Tom Hanks

1. Tom Hanks Won’t Be Able To Double-Dip This Year
Hanks has major roles in two Oscar contenders this year: Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips (in which he plays the title character), and John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks (in which he plays entertainment icon Walt Disney). Because he’s Tom Hanks – one of the industry’s most popular and talented forces with which to be reckoned – many believed he had a chance to earn two nominations: One in Best Actor (for Phillips) and one for Best Supporting Actor (for Banks). Hanks, without question, is fantastic in both films. The double-dip isn’t out of the question. But, both the HFPA and SAG overlooked Hanks’ Banks performance in favor of his riveting Phillips turn … and it’s likely Oscar will follow this pattern.
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