26 May 2014 12:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes - After last year supplied Best Picture nominee "Nebraska," vaulted Bruce Dern into the Best Actor race, made "Inside Llewyn Davis" a pseudo contender and found many wondering if "Blue is the Warmest Color" could create some heat, awards season has some new players on the board as the 2014 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close. The big winner is clearly Annapurna Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics' "Foxcatcher." Bennett Miller surprised many by taking home the Best Director prize on Saturday night, but it's the superb performances of Steve Carell (who could have easily bested Timothy Spall for the Best Actor Palm) Channing Tatum or Mark Ruffalo that will be at the forefront of the film's awards season hopes. And considering he's already a previous nominee, Miller is obviously in play in the Best Director race. In terms of Best Picture, however, "Foxcatcher" feels like one of those »

- Gregory Ellwood

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