25 potential Oscar contenders for 2014
Who will be left standing by...August?
"Grace of Monaco"
Director: Olivier Dahan
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Milo Ventimiglia, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Derek Jacobi, Paz Vega
Release Date: TBD
Festival Speculation: Cannes, Venice, Toronto
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Why: The Academy loves stories about royalty and Hollywood. "Grace" is the perfect combination as it chronicles the transformation of movie star Grace Kelly into the Princess of Monaco after her marriage to Prince Rainier III. Throw in Kidman who has three Oscar nominations and a win on her resume and you've got a prime Oscar bait contender. Will it stick to the awards season wall? The Weinstein Company certainly thinks so…for now.
- Gregory Ellwood