Robert Duvall is up for the Oscar this year with Get Low. Swank is under consideration for Conviction. And Aronofsky is all the rage this year for Black Swan. James Schamus and Focus Features bring to the table The Kids Are All Right, Somewhere, The American and It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
The Gothams can sometimes herald in contenders — my first pass at this is that it breathes life into Robert Duvall’s campaign, and possibly Hilary Swank. They are the two that benefit most from this.