Last night we learned Warner Bros. was entering Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper into the Oscar race, giving the film a limited Christmas Day release before going wide in mid-January. Well, that means I needed to swoop over and do a little updating to my list of Oscar predictions, specifically in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay categories, and while Sniper didn’t actually make my list of nominees in any one of those categories, there was some shifting up and down of my current selection of nominees.
Here’s how each of those categories now look at the top:
Best Adapted Screenplay
You can check the full field of contenders for each category above and all the others I’ve started predicting so far right here, but before you go I’ve also started tracking this year’s field of Foreign Language Contenders as the first three movies submitted for this year’s Best Foreign Language race have been revealed.
Top dog now is probably this Turkey’s submission and this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner, Nuri Bilge Ceylan‘s Winter Sleep, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about Poland’s submission, Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Ida.
Hungary has also submit Cannes Un Certain Regard winner, KornÃ©l MundruczÃ³‘s White God, which Magnolia Pictures has already picked up for distribution.
I have listed the three movies once again below, but you can keep track of all of this year’s Foreign Language submissions right here.