Why the hell not, right?!
Andy Muschietti’s IT has proven to be a monster at the box office, as well as a critical hit, but what’s the cap to the film’s smash hit success? Will it win any Academy Awards?!
Well, we won’t know if it’s even nominated in any categories until next year, but we do know that Warner Bros. has just launched a “For Your Consideration” campaign for this year’s most successful horror movie. Along with Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, The LEGO Batman Movie and Wonder Woman, WB wants Academy members to consider IT.
The studio is asking IT to be considered for the following categories:
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Supporting Actress – Sophia Lillis
- Best Cinematography
- Best Production Design
- Best Film Editing
- Best Costume Design
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Sound Editing
- Best Sound Mixing
- Best Makeup & Hairstyling
- Best Original Score
Of course, it’s rare for horror movies to even be nominated, but the recent Oscars success of Mad Max: Fury Road has shown that the Academy is beginning to step outside the box and honor more genre fare. And given just how good IT is, we expect it’ll be nominated in *at least* one of these categories next year.
Granted, we don’t expect it’ll get a Best Picture nomination, but at the very least, a Best Makeup & Hairstyling nomination, and possible win, seems both fair and likely.
We’re pulling for you, Pennywise!