Jerrymoviefan3 t1_je6isnp wrote

The year Spotlight won the experts doing predictions said it was a nearly impossible to call three way race for best picture. They were used to either a runaway favorite or a close two picture race so they were amazed by what appeared to be a dead heat with three pictures. No one would have been shocked if any of The Revenant, The Big Short, or Spotlight had one. All three made my top ten that year but Room was #1 followed by #2 Spotlight.


Jerrymoviefan3 t1_jaadl20 wrote

There actually isn’t much to acquire. Sundance 2023 had only one animated feature film and distribution rights for it in the USA were acquired by a small company a five months before the festival. Most animated films are made by large companies with lots of money so they already have distribution. My local film festival usually only has one or two animated features and they are usually not very good Asian ones desperately searching for a USA distributor.