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‘News of the World’ Could Play for Older Voters and Bring Overdue Recognition in Crafts Races

‘News of the World’ Could Play for Older Voters and Bring Overdue Recognition in Crafts Races

Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass have teamed up again for Universal’s Western “News of the World,” one of the biggest studio films in the awards race. The duo last worked together in 2013’s “Captain Phillips,” which ended up with a best picture nomination.

Like an all-American game of baseball, “News of the World” is a straight-down-the-middle film that checks many of the boxes of classic Hollywood pictures that used to be very popular within the industry. To successfully impact the Oscars, you must also reach the newest Academy members, who are younger and hungry for new and dynamic content. If it succeeds in rallying the support of older members, the film will plant itself in the middle of the Oscar race.

News of the World” tells the story of Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a Civil War veteran who agrees to deliver a girl,

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