Brad Pitt Oscar Bound For Acclaimed Moneyball Role?December 1, 2011 No Comments
Moneyball was a labor of love for Brad Pitt, who fought hard to get the once-floundering script greenlit into production after a few false starts. Based on the real life story of the Oakland A’s and their ambitious manager, Billy Beane, Moneyball focuses on Beane’s relentless drive for management glory. Beane’s own frustrations at his failed baseball career fuel his tireless fight to get the Oakland A’s to the top of the pro-baseball league, despite their underdog status. Billy Beane’s (Brad Pitt) “small-market Oakland A’s have lost their star players to big market clubs and Beane is left to rebuild his baseball team and compete with a third of their payroll.” (www.mb.com.ph)
Brad Pitt earned wide critical acclaim from major media outlets like the Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, upon Moneyball‘s release earlier this year. The Los Angeles Times described Pitt’s portrayel of Billy Beane in Moneyball, stating, “Pitt does wonders with a role of a good guy in a tough space, a man who combines the confidence and charisma of the former professional athlete but with an unexpected questioning nature. This is low-key star power at its best.”
Now, with the New York Film Ciritics Circle award under his belt, Brad Pitt and his handlers are no-doubt grooming the star for this upcoming awards season and hoping for best actor nods from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Hollywood Foreign Press, equaling potential Golden Globe and Oscar wins for Pitt.
So what does that mean for the public? You’ll get to see Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie all shined up and coiffed, gracing red carpets from Beverly Hills to Hollywood, from January through March of 2012.Tags: Brad Pitt, Brad Pitt award season, Brad Pitt awards season, Brad Pitt in Moneyball, Brad Pitt Moneyball, Brad Pitt News, Brad Pitt Oscar contender for Moneyball, Brad Pitt winner of New York Film Critics Circle award, Moneyball acclaim, Moneyball award, New York Film Critics Circle AwardMovies