Every year, a major Oscar contender emerges from the Sundance Film Festival. This year, a lot of people think that contender is going to be Mudbound. Personally, I think it’s going to be Call Me By Our Name.
Mudbound, after all, was bought by Netflix and, judging from what happened to Beasts of No Nation, the Academy is not quite ready to embrace the Netflix brand.
Call Me By Your Name, on the other hand, is a historic drama that not only won’t be streaming until after the award ceremony but which will probably feel especially timely today. Add to that, Armie Hammer’s in it and every year, film bloggers like me a contractually obligated to announce, ‘This is the year that Armie Hammer gets an Oscar nomination! It may not have happened for The Social Network! It may not have happened for J. Edgar! It definitely didn’t happen for The Lone Ranger or whatever movie he made last year! It might not happen for Free Fire but this year is still going to be the year of the Hammer!”
Check out the trailer below: