Sony Pictures Classics Moves 'Foxcatcher' Out of Oscar Race to 2014
by Ethan Anderton
September 27, 2013
There's a lot of release date shuffling going on with this year's potential Oscar contenders. Grace of Monaco just recently got pushed back to spring 2014, and Paramount Pictures will have to delay The Wolf of Wall Street, possibly until 2014 as well. Now one more awards contender bites the dust as Deadline reports Sony Pictures Classics has moved Bennett Miller's new drama Foxcatcher (which just debuted a trailer) from the planned December release to sometime in 2014. Supposedly the filmmakers need more time to finish to film, which means the big premiere slated for AFI Fest in November has now been canceled. More below!
Date shuffling isn't anything new, but it seems like there's an abundance of Oscar contenders moving out of the race as the end of the year looms. This will likely change the Oscar race and give some other films a chance at some Academy Awards love next year. This seems like a bummer for Steve Carell who was clearly going to be a big contender in the Best Actor race, but perhaps if the film gets finished early enough, the film can still be given a qualifying limited release for awards season. Either way, it's a competitive season, so maybe these films will fare better in the 2014 Oscar race anyway. Be sure to catch up on our awards season coverage right here, and stay tuned for anymore updates.