Cinderella546ce702af616SN: “Cinderella” is the first big Oscar contender of 2015

“Cinderella” is on its way to the top of the weekend box office looking to receive between $65M and $75M by the end of Sunday. It also scored a strong 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Many people originally rolled their eyes at the thought of a live-action recreation of the fairytale. But you could immediately gather from the trailers that this was a beautiful looking movie, that could potentially have a strong presence in the technical Oscar categories in 2016.

Films released early in the year are at a disadvantage when it comes to Oscar, but the solid box office numbers and reviews will help keep this film fresh in voters minds by the end of the year.

It is unlikely it will make an appearance in the major categories, but it could easily be considered a front-runner for nominations in many of the technical categories including Production Design, Costumes, and Makeup/Hairstyling.