TORONTO -- "August: Osage County" might be the first movie to win more Oscar nominations than rave reviews.
The movie, Tracy Letts' adaptation of his
Social media immediately lit up with Oscar buzz, which will happen when you have 17-time Oscar nominee
The story focuses on Violet's family -- adult daughters Barbara (
Would such a drubbing matter to Oscar voters? Probably not. Wells should have probably reigned in the performances of his acting ensemble, but members of the actors branch love them some scenery-chewing. (See Pacino, Al.) If the
And, of course, the academy can't get enough of Streep. You think they're not going to nominate her, even if, when she dons a wig and sunglasses, she looks like she's still grieving over Todd Haynes not asking her to play "Blonde on Blonde"-era