Sony Pictures Classics Gives ‘Grandma’ a poster and an Oscar Push
Sony Pictures Classics has released the poster for their August release Grandma, starring Lily Tomlin. And hey, quote blurbs from our friends Nathaniel Rogers at The Film Experience and Clayton Davis at Awards Circuit. Good on you, boys.
The poster comes just ahead of the news that Sony/Tri-Star has just pulled Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van (starring Oscar winner Maggie Smith) from its December 11, 2015 date, paving the way for Tomlin to be Sony Pictures Classic sole Best Actress push this year (if Cate Blanchett doesn’t get one for Truth, that is). Could be just rescheduling or it could be a super shrewd move from the studio which has gone 2-2 in Best Actress at the Oscars the last two years (Julianne Moore this year, Cate Blanchett last year). Most would surely welcome Tomlin to the Dolby on the 40th anniversary of her last Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actress in Nashville (1975), and it’s no secret that a win would give her that oh so desired EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) status that currently only 12 people have ever achieved. It would tie for with Audrey Hepburn for the 2nd longest amount of time to amount of time to complete (41 years).