Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby FilmFan720 » Mon May 12, 2014 6:00 am

They release a few of these every year, but they usually only play single night engagements at each theatre. That would make then ineligible.
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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby Big Magilla » Mon May 12, 2014 5:45 am

mlrg wrote:
ksrymy wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:I wonder if it will be Oscar eligible, not that it has much of a chance of being nominated for anything.

Are filmed stage productions eligible? I've never read of any traction picked up for something like this.


Give'em Hell Harry! was a filmed stage production for which James Whitmore was nominated for best actor back in 1975

I don't think there's been a rule change preventing filmed stage plays from being nominated since. Another rule is that a film must play in L.A. for a minimum of one week. Check. Then there's the rule that producers must submit paperwork to the Academy for their production to be allowed to be considered. Could be, but so far this has been so far under the radar that even the IMDb. hasn't picked it up. Still, if this turns out to be a very week year for raved about performances, Lansbury and Jones could find themselves nominated. If by some fluke Lansbury should win she'd be in very good company - Henry Fonda and Paul Newman both won competitive Oscars the year after they won honorary ones.
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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby Precious Doll » Mon May 12, 2014 4:34 am

I wanted to see this on stage but I was unwell at the time and simply wasn't up to it.
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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby mlrg » Mon May 12, 2014 4:20 am

ksrymy wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:I wonder if it will be Oscar eligible, not that it has much of a chance of being nominated for anything.

Are filmed stage productions eligible? I've never read of any traction picked up for something like this.


Give'em Hell Harry! was a filmed stage production for which James Whitmore was nominated for best actor back in 1975

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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby ksrymy » Sun May 11, 2014 10:34 pm

Big Magilla wrote:I wonder if it will be Oscar eligible, not that it has much of a chance of being nominated for anything.

Are filmed stage productions eligible? I've never read of any traction picked up for something like this.
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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby Big Magilla » Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 pm

I wonder if it will be Oscar eligible, not that it has much of a chance of being nominated for anything.
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Re: Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby OscarGuy » Sun May 11, 2014 8:34 pm

I saw this the other day. I'm all about seeing it. Just have to make sure I remember.
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Driving Miss Daisy Starring Angela Lansbury

Postby Big Magilla » Sun May 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Stage Version of Driving Miss Daisy, Starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, Will Hit Screens in June

By Andrew Gans
08 May 2014

The 2013 Australian production of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, which starred Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones and was filmed for distribution, will arrive in cinemas in June.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning work was filmed by Broadway Near You, a company founded by Ed Greenberg and Lee deBoer. Tony winner Boyd Gaines was also part of the Australian company. He and Jones starred in the recent Broadway revival of Daisy.

Screenvision and Broadway Near You have partnered to make the stage production available in more than 500 movie theatres in the U.S. and Canada June 4-10.
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