A24 Really IS Pushing James Franco for a 'Spring Breakers' Oscar

October 10, 2013
Source: Twitter

James Franco in Spring Breakers

Consider this sh*t! Oh yes, it's happening. The 2013 awards season is heating up and there's one underdog contender that might go all the way - James Franco as "Alien" in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. You heard right. A24 first released Spring Breakers in March this year and just posted a message on twitter: "We weren't joking. Consider this shit very seriously. James Franco for Best Supporting Actor." Attached is a brand new For Your Consideration ad they're placing. This is happening and I've confirmed they really are pushing Franco for a nomination, at least. Aside from Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club (who will probably win) the category is still open and there's no definitive nominees (except for Leto). But Franco has a chance?

Here's the newest For Your Consideration ad for James Franco as Alien, tweeted out by @A24Films today:

Spring Breakers James Franco For Your Consideration

And here's the other initial FYC ad revealed in September to first start their awards push for James Franco:

Spring Breakers James Franco For Your Consideration

As crazy as all this sounds, James Franco has risen to prominence recently and he does actually give a great performance in Spring Breakers. The film is much better than most expect and with the right support, he could get a nomination in the end. Way back in October of last year, after the film premiered at festivals, we ran a story about Annapurna Pictures considering releasing in 2012 in time to push Franco, but that was before A24 bought the film and set it for March 2013. Spring Breakers did quite well at the box office ($14 million in total) and got the attention of the real-life rapper that Franco is playing, which eventually lead to a lawsuit bringing even more attention to the film. Honestly, as crazy as this sounds at first, it would be fun and interesting to see Franco end up with a nomination. I hope it happens. "This is my fuckin' dream, y'all!"

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  • axalon
    Franco was good, I'm not sure about Oscar good though.
    • Look at all his sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!
  • Nielsen700
    This would be pretty damn fantastic, but I don't see it happening.
  • DavideCoppola
    It would be great, but unfortunately it's not going to happen..
  • Payne by name
    Spring breakers was one of the worst, self indulgent, rambling messes that I've seen in a long time. In one scene, that lasts for about 5 minutes, they keep repeating the lines about being scared. It's utter trash and I can't fathom out whoever it was that financed this vanity, art wank project didn't seriously question the director for spunking the budget on empty, pointless fluff.
    • Brian Sleider
      It was hardly even a movie. It you take out all the triple takes and party montages it would probably only clock in at 45 min.
    Publicity stunt.
    His performance in This Is the End is much more Oscar worthy
  • whoa
    he deserves a nom.
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Everyone who has Scarface on repeat deserves an Oscar. Constant y'all!
  • rage72
    Never gonna happen...I need to see Jared Leto in the Dallas Buyer's Club though....
  • ashlie
    Franco and his crew are HAAALLARRIOUSSS!!!! and it would just be awesome to see him nominated! Snoody movie critics needa think of the common people, what do we like to see, laugh at , be entertained by ... the answer is by JAMES FRANCO AND HIS FRENZ YO~




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