“Star Wars- Episode VII: The Force Awakens” will definitely go down in history as one of the most anticipated films to premiere in this decade. With all the praise, glowing reviews and attention that the J.J. Abrams film is getting, many are beginning to speculate whether the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise is worthy enough to become a top contender to receive prestigious film awards, such as an Oscar.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened last week to much praise and fanfare, not just in the United States, but all over the world.
Now that majority of the public have seen the highly anticipated film, and have been more than satisfied with what they saw, many are now beginning to wonder whether or not this “Star Wars” film would be able to make it to the Oscars, even though it is quite late in the game.
So far, in the history of “Star Wars,” “Star Wars-Episode IV: A New Hope” is the only film in the franchise to have been nominated several times in different categories. It is also the only “Star Wars” film to have ever been nominated for Best Picture.
However, fans are hopeful that the Academy will consider this film as a contender for Best Picture.
According to Pete Hammond of Deadline, it seems that there will be an active effort on the part of Disney to campaign for the movie to make it to the race, even though it will be a late entry.
If there is any sign at all of hope for “The Force Awakens” to make it in, it’s the fact that Hammond has reported that the members of the Academy Awards. Aside from the official screenings that were shown in three other locations last week, the Academy had two official screenings in Los Angeles over the weekend.
This is an interesting move, as the Academy has never done this before.
Aside from this, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that the film might just make it as a late entry in the race for the Best Picture category in the Critics Choice Awards.
According to the report, an email was sent to the members of the Critics Choice Awards from the directors of the board, as they wanted to “poll the members” on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in order to consider the possibility of entering “The Force Awakens” in the race for Best Picture.
The email also stated that this unprecedented move happened due to the fact that many of the members felt that it should be included.
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