The awards garnered by Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant have apparently made Harvey Weinstein change his mind as to the promotion of the film as an Oscar contender! It was about time. The movie has so many good things about it, it was silly to not try at all!
The decision was likely influenced by the film’s star Marion Cotillard landing two more best actress prizes (from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Online) to a haul that already included a citation from the New York Film Critics Circle and a Spirit Awards nomination. As of Tuesday, The Weinstein Company had added “The Immigrant” to the list of films on its guild and Academy screening website. Two showings of the film will be held in Los Angeles, on Dec. 14 and 16. No screening dates have been announced for any other cities, and Academy voters have yet to receive physical or online screeners.
Read the entire article on Variety.