James Franco’s New Spring Breakers Oscar Consideration Advert

Posted on October 16th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

FrancoshotThe team behind controversial movie Spring Breakers are making a big play to boost James Franco's Oscar hopes.

Distribution company A24 have just released a new consideration advert featuring his seedy corn-rows wearing character, Alien, from director Harmony Korene's drugs infused movie.

The poster shows Franco in a gangster style pose complete with fake tattoos - his backers have also launched a campaign via Twitter aimed at boosting his awards chances.

When the film was released in March Franco got some early buzz as a potential Best Supporting Actor nominee but following a summer of blockbusters the advert is designed to make sure his performance is not totally forgotten.

Spring Breakers - which also starred Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Heather Morris and Ashley Benson - split audiences and critics although Franco's performance received praise.

The talented 35-year-old director/actor/writer was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for 127 Hours in 2011.

It remains to be seen if this latest push will result in a second nomination when the the 86th Oscar nominees are named on January 16 - the awards will be handed-out on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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