She Said Trailer & Its Oscartunities

The trailer for She Said has arrived, and we have all the details surrounding the film and the film’s possible Oscar prospects below.

She Said is the true story of the New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who broke one of the most important stories in a generation that helped prop the Me Too Movement.

Cast + Crew

Directed by: Maria Schrader
Written by: Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Tom Pelphrey, Samantha Morton

Oscar Prospects

Best Picture
Lead Actress
Supporting Actress
Adapted Screenplay

The movie is from Academy Award-winner producers of 12 Years A Slave, Moonlight, Minari, Selma, and The Big Short, so that is one huge advantage this film has on its side right out the gate. When you have a strong team behind the film that knows how to market, propel, and navigate Award season, we could be looking at a massive player in the Oscar season.

I believe, depending on how good this movie is and how well it is received, we could be looking at a Best Picture nomination. The trailer came out and didn’t pull any punches, which I think was the right move. They aren’t shy in highlighting the pitfalls of the people involved in this story.

Now, fresh off her Academy-Award nomination, Carey Mulligan is coming back with yet another fierce performance as Megan Twohey. Her history alone at the Oscars with two nominations makes her an easy slot on the Best Actress list.

We had some chatter on where to place Zoe Kazan on our ballots and after watching the trailer, she firmly belongs in the Best Actress conversation. She not only is in every single scene of the trailer and will be in the conversation right next to Carey Mulligan, but it seems the film is mostly from her perspective.

Early predictions from our team have Patricia Clarkson, a one-time Oscar-Nominated Actress, slotted in the Supporting Actress slot. You don’t see much from the actress in the trailer but Clarkson should be on everyone’s radar.

Two other spots the film could take a look at making an impact are Screenplay which I believe will be a lock and Editing. The latter is one to keep an eye on for now that could blossom once the film is released.

Overall, I will say the film has some obstacles in front them. First, the story tackles such a pivotal moment in film history, so what it implicates within it might turn potential voters (who were possibly involved) sour. While not right, it wouldn’t shock me one bit. But as long as the movie is well done, I have faith in the group backing this film, which means we are looking at a contender in several key categories come Oscar Season.

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