‘Bombshell’ Rave First Reactions Spark Oscar Buzz for Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie

IndieWire | 10/14/2019 | Staff
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Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” had its first screening in Los Angeles on October 13 and left the awards prognosticators in attendance dazzled thanks to its strong performances. The movie, which finds Roach back in political mode a la his Emmy-winning HBO movies “Recount” and “Game Change,” is a ripped-from-the-headlines drama about the sexual misconduct at Fox News. Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman star as real-life figures Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, both of whom accused Fox CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, while Margot Robbie plays a Fox News worker who is a fictional composite character. John Lithgow stars as Ailes.

“‘Bombshell will make a convincing case for the ‘Vice’ slot in the Best Picture race,” The New York Times Carpetbagger Kyle Buchanan wrote of the film, referencing Adam McKay’s eight-time Oscar nominee from earlier this year. “Margot Robbie should see supporting-actress heat for ‘Bombshell,’ which gives her a meaty arc from true-believer to potential...
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