Topics

Emma Thompson
Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?
Is AFI Fest's opener the awards-season version of the SI cover jinx?

The AFI Fest's opening night gala might be the award season's equivalent of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Consider the quartet of movies that have christened the Hollywood film festival the last four years -- "Love & Other Drugs," "J. Edgar," "Hitchcock" and "Saving Mr. Banks." Each movie owned Oscar ambitions -- the last three had designs on a best picture nomination -- that ultimately went unrealized. And the academy roundly ignored all the illustrious actors involved, a list that includes the likes of Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Leonardo DiCaprio. A coincidence? Of course. But it might give the...

Loading