|Quoting kaitak (Reply 2):|
I heard that Anne Hathaway was a shoe in for that, in her role as Fantine.
Hathaway will be campaigned for Best Supporting Actress.
The only role in Les Miserables which would compete for Best Actress would be Seyfried as Cosette - and I'm not seeing much about her being exceptional. Bonham-Carter might be a contender for Best Supporting Actress - but the producers seem to have focused their money and publicity on Hathaway.
I also don't know who would be campaigned by the company for Best Supporting Actor. Crowe is solid as usual, but not exceptional probably because of his less than stellar singing. Cohen is a parody.
The advanced showings for critics were a few weeks ago. Also the DVD copies for members of the Academy to review went out about the first of December. There have also been several special screenings in Hollywood for Academy members to attend earlier this month.
That's why we hear so much about a just released movie. It's already well known and viewed by the folks doing the publicity and voting.
The votes for the nominations are made in December for the various catagories. Wikipedia has a good article on how the process works.
In late December ballots and copies of the Reminder List of Eligible Releases are mailed to around 6000 active members.....
The members of the various branches nominate those in their respective fields, while all members may submit nominees for Best Picture. The winners are then determined by a second round of voting in which all members are then allowed to vote in most categories, including Best Picture.
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