Good news: Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” is coming back to theaters this Friday for its Oscar run in 1007 theaters. The film has made $115 million domestically. It should be a Best Picture nominee, with actor nods to Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo. Lee Daniels is in the mix for Best Director, and Danny Strong wrote one of the best screenplays of 2013. I don’t know what happened to Gladys Knight’s song written by Lenny Kravitz–that should be up for Best Song just to have Gladys on the Academy Awards. “The Butler” has a strong following in the Academy. It’s also a potential SAG ensemble nominee. And Oprah, as I said when I first saw “The Butler,” should be the Best Supporting Actress of the Year. Since I wrote that, people have said to me, Oh, she’s Oprah, she has everything, she doesn’t need it. This is ridiculous. Nothing can touch that performance!

1 reply to this post

Leave a Reply

Print This Post Print This Post