As the old saying goes, write what you know and for women who talk filmmaker Sarah Polley who is up for an adapted screenplay Oscar tonight, she’s been through the campaign process so much that her next film is set around awards season.
Speaking to Deadline on the red carpet, THE Adventures of Baron Munchausen The actress-turned-two-time Oscar nominee said, “I’ve developed a project based on my experiences throughout awards season – I’m not kidding.”
“I know all your names and I have all your numbers, you’ll hear from me,” Polley told Deadline in reference to the awards season media that passionately covers and devours the season.
Polley, who won the WGA award last weekend for Adapted Screenplay, shares, “I basically had a hotline with all the filmmakers and writers on the run, texting me and sending me e-mails. e-mails as they happen all night – I have this informal writers room which has been amazing.”
Polley wouldn’t be the first to tackle the hijinks and politics surrounding awards season: Christopher Guest directed the mockumentary For your consideration in 2006 which featured his cast of Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch and Ed Begley, Jr.
women talking, from Amazon’s United Artists Releasing, is also up for Best Picture tonight. The pic which stars Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand and Jessie Buckley follows women from an isolated religious community who struggle to reconcile a brutal reality with their faith.
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