RICHARD JEWELL

Kathy Bates

During the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell alerts authorities to an incendiary device in Centennial Park and is hailed as a life-saving hero. But within days, Jewell becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, and his reputation and life are ripped apart. Bates portrays Barbara “Bobi” Jewell, Richard’s mother with whom he lives.

UNLIKELY

Instead of a performance like Jennifer Lopez in “Hustlers” getting the nomination, Kathy Bates ended up here with no chance of winning. Laura Dern has the front-runner status and the experts have Bates ranked last. I really wish JLo was here instead.

Kathy Bates

1990 (63rd)Best Actress in a Leading Role“Misery”WON
1998 (71st)Best Actress in a Supporting Role“Primary Colors”NOMINEE
2002 (75th)Best Actress in a Supporting Role“About Schmidt”NOMINEE

RELEASE DATE
December 13, 2019

DIRECTOR
Clint Eastwood

SCREENPLAY
Billy Ray

BASED ON
“American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell”
by
Marie Brenner

STUDIO
Warner Bros. Pictures

R
(for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images)

BIOGRAPHY
CRIME
DRAMA

131 minutes

OSCARS CHALLENGE
Viewed on January 30, 2020
Streamed on MacBook Pro

FILMS LEFT

22

DAYS LEFT

11

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