August-Osage-County-poster-artAugust: Osage County
(Dec. 25, 2013; The Weinstein Company)

Summary: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Oscar Prospects: Best Actress

Runner Up: Best PictureBest Supporting ActressBest Adapted ScreenplayBest Original Score

Long Shots: Best Director, Best Costume DesignBest Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing


Status: After recent screenings “August: Osage County” has received mixed reviews. It currently has a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes with 11 reviews. Even if this film maintains its position on the latter part of the 60s, it still stands a chance. Harvey Weinstein still is behind this and it has a prime Christmas release. Meryl Streep is still a major threat for the Best Actress win, Simply because she’s Meryl Streep.

Projected MetaCritic: 66 (Currently 67)

The Players

Director: John Wells
Writer: Tracy Letts
Starring: Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Margo Martindale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper
Cinematographer: Adriano Goldman
Production Designer: David Gropmann
Editor: Stephen Mirrione
Original Music: Gustavo Santaolalla