It is difficult to make Oscar predictions before knowing how LES MISERABLES is going to be received. There was a screening held on Friday at Lincoln Center for select journalists. The word is that LES MISERABLES is a winner. I like to keep in mind that the “select journalists” are probably pretty damn excited to be invited to the first screening so their reactions could be coming from that.
Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter was there. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/les-miserables-wows-first-screening-393758
Real reviews are not allowed to be written yet.
Lyn Stairmaster wrote:
“It’s 100% successful, absolutely great on every level. It will be hard to beat for Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway). The little kid who plays Gavroche should be up for Best Supporting Actor. The one new song ‘Suddenly’ is lovely and could be up for Best Song if there’s a category.
“There was huge applause after pretty much every musical number, particularly Jackman’s and Hathaway’s. Russell Crowe (Javert) is the only one I had a teensy problem with because he’s not a singer like the others but he still looks great and acts it well.
P.S. Tom Hopper spoke at the screening and announced that the film was just finished at 2pm on Wednesday.