Kris Tapley, who has seen The Impossible, said he walked away thinking Naomi Watts had the best chance in the film for a nod. This is hard to believe, looking at the film’s trailer, because it gives the definite impression that Ewan McGregor turns himself inside and out for this. But Tapley goes on to say that Summit will push instead for Tom Holland in the leading category, and Ewan McGregor in supporting. An interesting development — of course, it never really matters how the studio pushes any contender – hope springs eternal in this, the early phase.
To me it’s significant that Tapley singled out Watts as the only one who might get a nod – that tells me it might not be a performance-heavy piece, despite how the trailer plays. Privately, he told me only that the film was incredibly heavy. More of his thoughts are here.
The hardest thing about the Oscar race is planning how the kid’s wedding is going to go before he’s even born. So many people ask me if