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“Single Man” Enters The Oscar Race Care of The Weinstein Company

"Single Man" Enters The Oscar Race Care of The Weinstein Company

Finally, some big news in Toronto. The Weinstein Company has picked up Tom Ford’s “A Single Man” and will release it before 2010’s over.

“We sold it last night and I made back my money,” Ford told me an hour or so ago. “We’ve sold it in America and we’ve also sold it in most of the rest of the world. It will be out this year.”

I loved the film – but I do wonder if its a tough sell to the Academy (at least for best picture… Colin Firth and a bunch of technical categories are very likely). It’s very gay, very artful, and not particularly commercial. And I’m nervous that the Oscar-hungry Weinsteins acquired it simply to bulk up their awards slate (especially if “Nine” goes to 2010, which is a heavy rumor right now). This film is not “The Reader.” It is too precious to be reduced to the Weinsteins’ ways.

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