Clint Eastwood doesn’t need any stinkin film festival to win Oscars. He going the MILLION DOLLAR BABY route with AMERICAN SNIPER. BABY was released December 15th, 2004 and took 4 Oscars including Best Picture. Studios can campaign all year for an Oscar or bet on the theory that Academy voters are more likely to remember the last movie they saw.
AMERICAN SNIPER is set for a December 25th release date.