Oscar Season Has Begun!

Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Biutiful, 21 Grams, Babel) has opened the Venice Film Festival with his latest Birdman.  With the Telluride Film Festival in the rural, “homey”, warm country feeling, taking off this weekend in Colorado; this marks the official launch of Oscar season!

It’s hard to believe my most favorite time of the year has made its annual arrival.  Of course, as an outsider soon to be on the inside but for the moment standing at the window sill and looking in, this also marks the time where for a good month or so, I have to read about all the new sparks of interest on this season’s road to the big night.  But this just makes those moments of finally being able to experience the latest hype in their full glory that much more special!

Birdman is off to a great, initial start.  We’ll see how it does at Telluride, and Toronto, and so on.  That goes for everything getting an early start on creating the buzz to get that much closer to big kahuna.  Last year’s recipient of said kahuna, 12 Years A Slave, made its debut at this first stop! 

Let the games begin!

PHOTO CAPTION: Michael Keaton, Birdman, 2014.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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