ugg shoes Can The Hunger Games Be What Harry Potter Wasn
Lawrence is a former Best Actress contender (for Winter’s Bone), who was tapped to help announce the nominations this past January. And as Katniss Everdeen, she’s earned critical blurbs worthy of a first rate Oscar campaign: “Luminous” (New Yorker); “Astonishing” (Rolling Stone); “Carries the whole film on her sturdy shoulders” (Slate).
To be sure, Daniel Radcliffe rated with critics, too, but the Harry Potter movies were not the showcase that The Hunger Games is for Lawrence. (Among Potter actors, Alan Rickman arguably got the most serious Oscar buzz, and even he failed to make the finals.) Also, Radcliffe probably was just too young to generate much heat in a category, Best Actor, that skews years older than Best Actress.
They’re the Oscars, Stupid: The Hunger Games is a female led, female driven movie, which means demographically it has almost nothing in common with Academy’s predominantly old, male voters.
Also, it’s futuristic. And before you say, Avatar and District 9, ask yourself, “Were those female led, female driven movies?” (No, they were not.)
Remember: The Academy likes its female led, female driven movies, when it likes them, that is, in corsets. (Four words to remember for next year’s Oscars: Keira Knightley’s Anna Karenina.)