Although many may be concerned about Christopher Nolan’s Oscar chances for his latest movie “Interstellar,” one critic cautions that even Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” was initially as divisive as reactions to “Interstellar” have been.
This year’s Best Picture race doesn’t seem to have many certainties, but a movie like Nolan’s “Interstellar” may have a good chance of at least a nomination.
Recently, at Matthew McConaughey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame lunch, Deadline critic Pete Hammond noted that several Academy voters expressed intentions to see “Interstellar” again, which suggests that the film shouldn’t be counted out yet.
Deadline ‘s Pete Hammond recently talked about attending Matthew McConaughey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame lunch where the reigning Best Actor recipient received his own star on the famous sidewalk in California.
“More than one Oscar voter in the room (and there were plenty) told me they planned to see it [“Interstellar” again, so that could be a good sign for its Oscar prospects, even if critical reaction was mixed,” wrote Hammond.
“Of course, it also was mixed for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, when it was released in 1968.” Mixed reviews definitely seems to be the correct descriptor as “Interstellar” is currently only rated at 73% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes .
Additionally, the film somewhat underperformed in the domestic box office.
Perhaps it is as Nolan explained, and for some reason he is held to a much higher standards than other directors, but Hammond’s observation at the Matthew McConaughey star studded event suggests that “Interstellar” may still manage to get nominated for quite a few Oscars, including the coveted Best Picture award.
As the Oscar race continues through the final two months of 2014, it would appear that Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” still has a good chance of grabbing a few nominations at the Dolby Theater in February.
Moreover, with those who think Nolan was snubbed for “The Dark Knight,” perhaps he’ll finally be able to win Best Director.