Oscars: Analyzing the Contenders' Journeys From Script to Screen to Awards Hopeful

7:00 AM 12/11/2018

by Rebecca Ford

With dozens of films vying for those coveted best picture Oscar nomination slots (to be announced Jan. 22), The Hollywood Reporter traces their journeys to the screen, from humble beginnings and budgets to festival debuts and box office takeaways.

'Black Panther,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Mary Poppins Returns'
'Black Panther,' 'A Star Is Born,' 'Mary Poppins Returns'
Courtesy of Marvel Studios; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.; Disney Enterprises

The Oscar best picture race has taken off in earnest, with dozens of films hoping to land a coveted nomination when they're announced Jan. 22. THR took a look at what was required for these movies to make it to awards season, from the size of their budgets to their festival debuts and their running times once they hit the big screen.

  • Production Budgets

  • Adaptations and Festival Premieres

  • Contender Running Times

  • Box Office

  • Making a Contender

     

    This story first appeared in the Dec. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.