Will Oscar voters go for 'Like Crazy'?
Up until just a few years ago, the movies that won the grand jury prize for best film at the Sundance Film Festival, such as "Forty Shades of Blue" (2005) and "Primer," (2004) weren't automatic Oscar ponies. But more recent winners like "Winter's Bone" (2010) and "Precious" (2009) have seemed to exit Sundance and dart immediately out onto the Oscars track.
Below is a close look at the most recent Sundance champ, "Like Crazy," which also earned a special jury award for the breakout performance of Felicity Jones as a British college student who is being cruelly pulled from her American lover (Anton Yelchin) in L.A. because of visa problems. She's a serious contender for an Oscar lead actress bid, especially considering the film's distributor is Oscars-savvy Paramount Vantage.
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-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: "Like Crazy." Credit: Paramount Vantage