If 2004’s Catwoman expressed anything, it wasn’t female empowerment, but the empowerment Halle Berry felt after winning her historic Oscar three years prior.
Was it fate that John Hurt provided the narration for Ben Whishaw’s 2006 breakout, Perfume?
You won’t find it on the top rosters of too many Oscar pundits, but at this stage, the alternately thrilling and unwieldy three-hour epic is the season’s closest thing to a wild card.
Most filmgoers who see Lee’s magical-realist marine life, from bioluminescent jellyfish to migrating trout that fly, will be quick to dub the film the Visual Effects frontrunner.
Conventional wisdom says this film would surely have the sound categories in the bag, as The Dark Knight netted a nod for Sound Mixing and won for Sound Editing.