For Your Consideration 2013: 42

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Before seeing “42” in April, I would have strongly guessed this film would garner tons of Oscar attention. But after seeing the film, I realized it was just a well produced sports film and not much more. With strong historical relevance and a period piece setting, the film had all the prerequisites to grab some nominations, but with weak delivery and now some much better examples of films with historical ties to race, “42” has fallen completely on the back burner. Having this film nominated for anything at this point will be a complete surprise. And this isn’t to say the film isn’t good, because it is quite enjoyable. The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t deliver on an Oscar level and therefore is unlikely to please voters.

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

BEST PICTURE Thomas Tull
BEST DIRECTOR Brian Helgeland
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Brian Helgeland
BEST ACTOR
Chadwick Boseman
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Harrison Ford
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Don Burgess, ASC
BEST FILM EDITING
Kevin Stitt, A.C.E.
Peter McNulty
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Richard Hoover, Production Designer
Cindy Carr, Set Decorator
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Caroline Harris
BEST MAKEUP and HAIRSTYLING
Brad Wilder, Makeup Department Head
Kelvin R. Trahan, Hair Department Head
BEST SOUND MIXING
Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS
Jeffrey J. Haboush
Chris Carpenter
BEST SOUND EDITING
Jon Johnson
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Jamie Dixon
Justin Other Jones
Michael T. Kennedy
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Mark Isham

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