Recently, Columbia Pictures decided to push the release date of ‘The Monuments Men’ back from December 18th to sometime in 2014. The reason that is floating around is that George Clooney (who is the movies writer, director and also stars in it) didn’t have enough time to finish up the movie.
The push back for ‘The Monuments Men’ should be disappointing for those involved in the movie because it was looking like it might of been a major player once award season arrived. Now with the push back, it’s likely that the film will not be released in time to qualify for any award show nominations. George Clooney probably doesn’t care too much seeing how he was apart of the producing team of ‘Argo’, which one the Best Picture award at this years Academy Awards. But who cares what he thinks. Lets take a look at what a few early Oscar predictions were saying regarding ‘The Monuments Men’.
- Rope of Silicon had ‘The Monuments Men’ being nominated for Best Picture.
- Indiewire had Matt Damon (who stars in ‘The Monuments Men’) as a contender for being nominated for Best Actor.
- The News Record was quoted as saying ” “Monuments” has Oscar nods written all over it. Directed by George Clooney, starring Clooney not to mention Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett.”
- Next Movie had ‘The Monuments Men’ as one of the 10 films being nominated for Best Picture.
I have to say that I’m happy that the film is pushed back (hopefully) away from awards season because it gives ‘Fruitvale Station’ a better chance to gather up nominations. Comment below and tell me how you feel about ‘The Monuments Men’ being pushed back or your predictions for this upcoming awards season.