The last time a horror movie made a significant impact on Oscar night was back in 1991 when Silence of the Lambs took home a gaggle of statues, including the prestigious Top 5: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture. While it definitely added legitimacy to our beloved genre, it was an accomplishment that hasn’t been repeated, despite numerous brilliant horror movies being made in the decades since.
Will all that change in 2017?
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Get Out, Jordan Peele’s socially-conscious horror movie has been garnering Oscar-buzz since March, and Andy Muschietti’s IT was a record-breaking, crowd-pleasing, critical success on a massive level. The latter is getting a big push for Oscar Gold, as Warner Bros has launched a campaign in an effort to snatch the Best Picture award—and much more!
The studio is asking for all of the following nominations:
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Production Design
Best Film Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound Mixing
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Original Score
They also think Pennywise and The Losers Club all deserve trophies:
Best Supporting Actor:
Jeremy Ray Taylor
Jack Dylan Grazer
Best Supporting Actress:
In other IT news, the estimated release date for the Blu-ray/DVD has been pushed back until January (although an exact day is not known). While it was originally set for release in December, the delay may reflect the film’s continuing run at many theaters nationwide. Peep the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.
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