railers for Nightmare Alley GDT Will Be A Contender For Oscar (Again)
Nightmare Alley, Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming feature film, will be released at the ideal time to make the director a strong Oscar contender once again.
Guillermo del Toro has unveiled the official teaser trailer for his new film Nightmare Alley, which suggests he’ll be an Oscar candidate once again.
Since his ascent to fame in the early 2000s, del Toro has been a consistently pleasant director in Hollywood, known for his views on horror, action, and fantasy.
While del Toro has directed children’s animation pictures such as Trollhunters and superhero films such as Blade II and Hellboy.
It is his dark, cerebral drama-fantasies such as Pan’s Labyrinth that have earned him the most acclaim in the business.
Del Toro is returning to big-budget thriller-fantasy movies after taking a break from more mature subjects to focus on animated.
Dreamworks series like his Tales of Arcadia trilogy, the last of which, (The Shape of Water) won him the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018.
Del Toro has a lot of creative freedom in the industry to make whatever he wants, but when he puts his heart and soul into his high-concept passion projects, he seems to attract a lot of prizes.
Both Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water which are stylistically similar earned him critical acclaim, and Nightmare Alley’s parallel approach teased in the teaser already suggests it will.
Nightmare Alley appears to be a fascinating dark psychological thriller in the teaser, with all of Guillermo del Toro’s trademarks.
Not only does the prospect of a past-era carnival with a sinister premise directed by a horror master entice
you, but del Toro’s Nightmare Alley also boasts an all-star cast, several of whom are Oscar winners or
Nightmare Alley, which stars Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett, is del
Toro’s most prestigious film.
And it features a cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett,
Putting such stars in a clearly well-crafted, sophisticated thriller is a surefire way to win an Academy Award.
Del Toro hasn’t released a new film since winning Best Picture and Best Director for Shape of Water in 2018.
So it’s probable he’s been waiting to assemble the perfect ensemble, and storyline in order to win the big
prizes for both of his films back-to-back.
Much of the accolades for The Shape of Water came from del Toro’s aesthetically distinct and striking
which he appears to employ as he transports his cast of carnies back in time, showing classic thriller
tropes such as femme Fatales cunning outsiders, and deception at every turn.
Like Shape of Water, Hollywood adores a film about the past with a modern visual twist, so it’s hard to
suppose del Toro is nominated for Best Director at the Oscars for Nightmare Alley.
The release date is the clearest clue in the Nightmare Alley teaser that Guillermo del Toro will be an Oscar
Nightmare Alley will release in December 2021, despite the fact that no precise date is giving.
This is important because it is the optimum timing for so-called Hollywood Oscar bait.
It’s evident that major thrillers by noteworthy directors are released around this time since it’s close to the Oscars cut-off date for 2022.
Much fresher in voters’ memories than releases in the early fall or summer, and the holiday season makes it easier for audiences to fit it in.
For example, between September and December 2019, They released eight of the nine Best Picture nominations, including the winner in The United States.
With films like The French Dispatch, House of Gucci, and West Side Story arriving in the next months.
Del Toro will face stiff competition, however, Nightmare Alley will undoubtedly be in the mix.