Warner Bros. Asking For The Academy To Consider “IT” for An Oscar

“IT” was a smashing success at the box office, with the critics, and with the fans, and now Warner Bros. is taking things a step further. This upcoming awards season, the production company will ask The Academy to consider “IT” for the following accolades at The Oscars:

  • 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

Notably Bill Skarsgard isn’t considered for a Best Actor or Supporting Actor award, with Beverly Marsh actress Sophia Lillis the only thespian making the list.

Horror movies are often snubbed at the Oscars, but 2017 could be a year that changes that, with “Get Out” also receiving some early awards buzz. Makeup & Hairstyling seem the most likely to receive a nomination, but “IT” could pull through and surprise us all.

When “Mad Max: Fury Road” was released in 2015 it swept up numerous technical awards and received a nomination for best picture, despite being a genre film. Whether “IT” will be revered on the same level remains to be seen. But with a little luck, Pennywise might be doing his happy dance come February.

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