Oscar derby update: Release dates of top contenders


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Now that Warner Bros. has announced release dates for its two big Oscar ponies -– ‘J. Edgar’ and ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ -- the derby schedule is starting to shape up. Below is a calendar of the release dates of many major contenders, along with the studios in charge of distribution.

Sept. 23 – ‘Moneyball’ (Columbia)

Oct. 7 – ‘The Ides of March’ (Sony Pictures)

Oct. 28 – ‘Like Crazy’ (Paramount Vantage), ‘The Rum Diary’ (Film District)

Nov. 4 – ‘My Week With Marilyn’ (Weinstein Co.)

Nov. 9 – ‘J. Edgar’ (Warner Bros.)

Nov. 18 – ‘Carnage’ (Sony Classics), ‘Happy Feet Two’ (Warner Bros.)

Nov. 23 – ‘The Artist’ (Weinstein Co.), ‘The Descendants’ (Fox Searchlight), ‘Hugo’ (Paramount)


Dec. 2 – ‘Coriolanus’ (Weinstein Co.), ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ (Oscilloscope)

Dec. 9 – ‘Young Adult’ (Paramount), ‘W.E.’ (Weinstein Co.)

Dec. 16 – ‘The Iron Lady’ (Weinstein)

Dec. 21 – ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ (Columbia)

Dec. 23 – ‘Adventures of Tintin’ (Paramount), ‘We Bought a Zoo’ (20th Century Fox)

Dec. 25 – ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ (Warner Bros.)

Dec. 28 – ‘War Horse’ (Walt Disney)


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