A golden statuette for Hathaway?
Fans of the adaptation of stage musical Les Misérables are hoping for Oscar glory, according to a survey by movie-going destination website Fandango.
The film, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, was voted by 49 per cent of those questioned as the “film that could sweep the Oscars”.
“We caught a glimpse of Les Mis stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman singing at the Oscars a few years ago, and clearly movie fans liked what they saw and are highly anticipating the film’s December release,” said Fandango editor-in-chief, Chuck Walton.
Meanwhile, the final instalment of The Twilight Saga seems to be the most anticipated film this autumn.
According to the site’s 2012 autumn film survey, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 earned 32 per cent of votes for “most anticipated autumn movie” and 51 per cent of the “best date night movie” votes. The survey polled more than 1,000 moviegoers.
Based on Stephenie Meyer’s novels about a young girl’s torn affections between a vampire and a werewolf, the Twilight film series has grossed €1.9 billion at the global box office to date.
“The Twilight franchise has delivered some of the all-time top advance ticket sellers in Fandango’s history, so it’s not a huge surprise that film-goers are most looking forward to the final instalment,” said Walton.
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the autumn season.”
Breaking Dawn Part 2, the fifth movie in the series, will be released on November 16.
And who says there is no such thing as bad publicity?
Sixty-one per cent of those surveyed said that Clint Eastwood’s speech to an empty chair at the recent Republican National Convention, made them more interested in seeing the actor-director’s upcoming baseball film, Trouble With Curve.
The survey also saw Judd Apatow’s This is 40 starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as the funniest and the Jennifer Lawrence horror film House at the End of the Street as the scariest films of the autumn season.
When it comes to individual actors, Daniel Day Lewis’s performance in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was voted most anticipated, while Joaquin Phoenix’s turn in The Master was picked as the most welcome return to the screen.