Here’s an excellent “power geezers” piece on Woody Allen by the New York Observer‘s Suzy Hansen. DreamWorks is seriously pulling out the stops to push Match Point into Best Picture contention. The more this first-rate moralistic drama gets seen and talked up, the higher it moves up on everyone’s list.
(Most Best Picture nominees say something about life that everyone knows to be bottom-line true, and Match Point obviously delivers in this respect.) The key to getting nominated will be whether DreamWorks’ marketing honcho Terry Press and Allen’s publicist Leslee Dart can convince Allen to attend the Golden Globes show on 1.16.05. If he shows and does the dance (he’s an absolute pro at winning people over) and submits to the process, it could happen.