Monday, November 2, 2015

Oscar Watch: Anomalisa (2015)

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of my Oscar Watch where I discuss trailers for upcoming Oscar contenders. For this post, I will delve into the upcoming stop motion animated pic Anomalisa by Charlie Kaufman.

Before I saw the trailer for this, I was pretty curious about it. One reason is its R rating and another is Charlie Kaufman being behind it. This is the same mind behind Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, so I can expect this one to be just as unorthodox. But it is neat to see Kaufman trying something different and not just doing live-action.

I also like the voice talent that includes David Thewlis aka Professor Lupin, Tom Noonan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. All great talents. But while I think it'll likely get nominated for Best Animated Feature, I'm wrestling with whether or not it can overthrow Inside Out. This does have a late December release date which is a double edged sword for many Oscar contenders that go that route. Some fare okay but others end up too late to the party. We'll see how this one ends up, but I am very intrigued by it.

But what do you guys think? Do you think it looks like a viable Oscar contender? Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!