Remember that time in 2003-2004 when we pulled for Bill Murray to win an Oscar for his performance in Lost in Translation? Deep down, we all knew he had no shot (before you google it, the Oscar went to Sean Penn’s crying performance in Mystic River), but that didn’t stop us from hoping, did it?
Well, brush off your jacket and get your tickets now. The bandwagon is now boarding.
I just saw the trailer for Hyde Park on Hudson before Moonrise Kingdom, and from the first moment Murray shows up on screen, it smelled of Oscar push. It’s got all the signs, right?
- The film is marketed as more of an art film than blockbuster.
- He’s playing a historic figure.
- It doesn’t seem like a typical Murray role. (Critics will probably use the term “stretched” here)
- There’s still enough of Murray to make it appealing.
Does anyone else see this too?
Let’s start making our Bill Murray banners and watch it unfold over the next 6-7 months, shall we?