Star: Channing Tatum thinks he’s going to win an Oscar for his work in ‘Foxcatcher’


Channing Tatum has not been having a very good week. Which is a relatively new thing for Channing, since he’s had such a good run, professionally and personally, for years now. First, in the midst of the promotional tour for 22 Jump Street, Channing’s costar and friend Jonah Hill had a spectacularly awful meltdown with a paparazzo in which Jonah dropped the word “fa—ot.” Now all the air has been sucked out of what was supposed to be a fun tour – Jonah has had to supplicate, in interview after interview, apologizing for his use of the slur. It’s kind of difficult to sell your movie now, right?

Then, coming on the heels of Jonah’s slur, Warner Brothers announced that Channing’s new film Jupiter Ascending was being pushed back significantly. Like, it was supposed to come out on July 18th. And now it’s being released in February 2015. Oooooo…. That’s not good. At all. The “reason” for the delay is that the Wachowskis needed more time to work on the CGI. Yeah, that’s not a good excuse either. This is bad news for Channing and Mila Kunis – this was supposed to be a big movie for both them.

So, is there any kind of good news for Channing? Well, when he was at Cannes promoting Foxcatcher, he got some of the best reviews of his life. And now Star Mag says that he’s even dreaming the impossible dream: Channing Tatum, OSCAR WINNER.

Channing Tatum was brought to tears as he received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his new movie, Foxcatcher, in which he plays real-life Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz.

“He yearns to be taken seriously, so he really got into character,” an insider reveals, recounting a scary incident during which the actor proved his extreme devotion to nailing the part. “One day, Channing improvised crashing his forehead through a mirror. He sliced his head pretty bad, but that didn’t stop him. Then he punched himself in the head — it was the most insane thing I’ve ever seen an actor do!”

But the 34-year-old was convinced that the lumps and bruises were getting him closer to an Academy Award — and, indeed, Foxcatcher is already getting Oscar buzz. “By the end of the film, he was badly beaten up,” the tipster adds. “But once he finally came out of character, he said the pain will be worth it all if he wins an Oscar.”

[From Star Mag]

I think Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar win really made all of the pretty boys of Hollywood dream of the day when they too would throw off the shackles of People’s Sexiest Man Alive and grab that little gold man. That being said, people always underestimate Channing and he’s used that to his advantage consistently throughout his career. I do think it’s more than possible that he’ll be nominated for an Oscar within the next five years. Maybe Foxcatcher is the one. But just think of it this way… even if he gets nominated for Foxcatcher, Jupiter Ascending is now going to be released smack-dab in the middle of his Oscar race. Channing is going to get Norbit’d by Jupiter Ascending.

Here’s the trailer for Foxcatcher. Um… it looks like Steve Carell will be getting the Oscar noms. But we’ll see.


Photos of Channing at this week’s ’22 Jump Street’ NYC premiere, courtesy of WENN.

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  1. birdie says:

    Lainey already mentioned that they all have good chances on getting nominated. I am really excited for Carrell and Tatum.

  2. Dani2 says:

    I think he could possibly get nominated and I do have a soft spot for him but I honestly think Steve is more likely to win, I’d love to see that happen.

  3. Simmie says:

    Based on everything I’ve been hearing about the movie I think noms for Channing and especially Steve seem possible.

  4. Abbott says:

    He’ll get a nomination, but I don’t think he thinks it is a lock. He seems to have a self awareness of what his capabilities actually are.

    February is where movies go to die. You’re forgetting that 50 Shades opens in February as well, so if there’s any bomb everyone will be laughing about, I bet it will be that mess. The Charming Potato will be fine. It’s Mila Kunis we should be worrying about.

  5. Karen says:

    Supporting actor noms are more hard to predict so he might have a chance.

  6. Kali says:

    If we live in a world where Jonah Hill is a two-time Oscar nominee, we can certainly live in a world where Channing Tatum can be legitimately discussed as a potential Oscar winner.

  7. JJ says:

    Carell is a great actor, just watch him in Little Miss Sunshine. Very underrated guy. Don’t get the hype at all about Tatum, he looks like a stupid potato head with zero charisma. Cant wait for Foxcatcher!

  8. Loopy says:

    Im sorry i will need to see more than 60 seconds to be even remotely convinced that he would have any chance of looking even in the direction of an Oscar. He is truly a terrible actor.

  9. QQ says:

    Seems like it might be possible for him to at least be INVITED to award show season LOL

  10. eliza says:

    Well the Academy has been known to give an Oscar out to people who cannot act, so he might be right.

    Sorry, but Tatum, in my opinion, cannot act.

  11. Talie says:

    If anyone could get passed over, I could see it being him. He has a chance, but I don’t think it’s as high as Ruffalo or Carrell. That being said, I don’t think his ego is as big as they are making it out to be.

  12. Char says:

    I am a little (ok, maybe alot) obsessed with ChanningTatum. & while I’m guessing every actor dreams of winning an Oscar, I dont think he takes himself too seriously. In every interview I’ve read about him, the interviewer talks about how normal & down to earth he is. Everyone that has worked with him only has nice things to say about him. So he may want an Oscar, but I doubt he is walking around telling people he’s going to get one for Foxcatcher. Side note I also love Steve Carrell & hate that he didnt win anything for Michael Scott. Jim Parsens is great but Steve Carrell deserved a win!

  13. Vic says:

    He’s young. Even if he’s only nominated, it’s a step towards being taken more seriously and I think he’s improving.

  14. Grant says:

    I don’t see how people can knock Jennifer Aniston’s acting skills and then say that Channing Tatum is going to get an Oscar nomination when they both utilize the same tactic: playing the same character in every movie they’re in. I don’t think Channing is a bad actor at all, but he’s not versatile. He’s always Channing, acting in a _______ motion picture.

  15. FingerBinger says:

    Channing may very well get an Oscar one day. If someone had told me 5 years ago that Jared Leto would win an Oscar I probably would have punched them in the face.

  16. Tig says:

    That was such a bizarre story the movie is based on- I had completely forgotten about it. Will definitely go see it, and agree, Carrell is very underrated- he was so good playing the ickiest guy imaginable in The Way Way Back.

  17. daisy says:

    he looks a lil like jimmy kimmel sometimes, doesn’t he?

  18. Isabelle says:

    It definitely looks “Oscar” worthy, Steve Carrell especially seems Oscar worthy.

  19. Roger says:

    For people questioning Channing Tatum’s Oscar options, please read the reviews from Cannes. Not lying, they were outstading. Some of the tweets:

    gregoryellwood @HitFixGregory 1m
    Impressive performances by Carell and Tarum, but some strange dramatic choices by Miller. #Foxcatcher is a tragedy that leaves you cold.
    Alex Billington @firstshowing 1m
    Foxcatcher – Damn. Tatum is phenomenal, Carell is a solid creeper. Bennett Miller’s best work yet, another intimate, exceptional char study.
    Craig Kennedy @LivingInCinema 29s
    FOXCATCHER holds its place at Oscar table but a bit dark for BP. More importantly it’s damn good. Carrell, Tatum, Ruffalo excel #cannes2014
    Robbie Collin @robbiereviews 1m
    Also: get ready for a world in which the phrase “Academy Award nominee Channing Tatum” exists. #Foxcatcher #Cannes2014
    Keith Simanton @IMDbKeith 7s
    B. Miller’s FOXCATCHER gets deserved round of applause. Strong perfs by Carell, Tatum & Ruffalo 8.5/10 #Cannes2014
    Steven Zeitchik @ZeitchikLAT 1m
    On awards front, Steve Carell an instant frontrunner for best actor, with Channing Tatum a contender too #foxcatcher #cannes2014
    Alison Willmore @alisonwillmore 3m
    FOXCATCHER’s quietly excellent, a complex study of power dynamics, money, talent. Tatum uses his meatlike qualities to great effect. #cannes
    Ramin Setoodeh @RaminSetoodeh 10m
    Channing Tatum also does his strongest work yet in ‘Foxcatcher.’ #Cannes
    Hannah Furness @Hannah_Furness 4m
    So Foxcatcher = brilliant. My favourite film at #Cannes2014 so far. Also, Channing Tatum not just a pretty face! Still *quite* pretty tho
    Alex Billington @firstshowing 3m
    Those who still don’t believe Channing Tatum is a talented actor really need to watch Foxcatcher, 21 Jump St, Fighting, Magic Mike & AGtRYS.
    Mikaela Farahmand ‏@FarahmandChick 13m
    Will Steve Carell (who should have been nommed for LMS) and Channing Tatum (For 21JS) win Oscars? YES #Cannes2014 #Foxcatcher
    Alejandro G.Calvo @ AlejandroGCalvo 16m
    Foxcatcher is a pretty powerful punch to the American dream with outstanding acting trio: Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell
    dan borgonon ‏@dborgonon 1m
    FOXCATCHER so smooth, calm, well crafted. Steve Carell/Channing Tatum both superb. Mark Ruffalo reliably solid. Oscars beckon. #cannes2014

    Yes, there’s still a long road, but it wouldn’t be a huge surprise after the biggest ovation in the most polarizing festival.

  20. Selina says:

    I can’t take Steve Carrell seriously. Seeing his face alone with that voice makes my mouth twitch almost into laughter. Just way too many hysterically funny scenes come rushing back to me so I hope I can get over that to enjoy the movie.

    Channing is a solid actor and super charming offscreen, as well. I hope he gets that nom and would be happy for him if he won!