Channing Tatum is probably going to get an Oscar nom for ‘Foxcatcher’


Here are some photos from the TIFF photocall and premiere of Foxcatcher, which is the film we’ll be talking about a lot for the next five months or so. So far at TIFF, there are only two “sure things” for Oscar campaigns. One is Eddie Redmayne’s performance in The Theory of Everything, which critics have been going crazy for. Apparently, he’s definitely going to get an Oscar nomination. The second sure thing is Foxcatcher. Foxcatcher debuted at Cannes this year and it’s been riding high on overwhelming critical acclaim ever since. Like, we are living in a world in which Channing Tatum and Steve Carell are two of the biggest Oscar contenders this year, by all accounts.

Foxcatcher is the true story of Olympian brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with millionaire John de Pont (played by Carell). People are seriously going crazy for Carell’s performance specifically, but our beloved Charming Potato is also getting the best reviews of his career. The film is being called a “masterpiece.” I can’t wait to see it. Here’s the trailer:

Here’s a Variety interview with all the men:

Anyway… enjoy these photos! We’ll be seeing a lot more of Channing, Steve and Mark in the coming months. We might even see Carell with a little gold man.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I’m really happy for Steve Carell. I have such a crush on him.

    As far as Channing goes, I’ve always thought he seemed like a good guy, although I’ve never been a huge fan of his acting.

    This movie sounds really interesting-can’t wait to see it!

    • Dani2 says:

      Agreed on both counts. And my crush on Steve baffles me but I’m embracing it lol.

      I’m also really happy for my bae Redmayne, my friends who saw the film say that the hype surrounding his performance is well deserved.

    • Josefa says:

      Same here. Steve is a criminally underrated actor.

      I dont mind Channing staying around, he seems likr a genuinely good person. But he’s never done anything that made me think he’s more than a pretty faced beefcake. Anyway, the Cannes film critics are better versed on this subject than I am so who cares about my opinion.

  2. Jaderu says:

    The tater with an Oscar. Whoooo boy! See I told you all he had the stuff years ago. Did anyone listen to me then?? Nooooooooo!
    This looks interesting. I’m in.

    • HoolooPie says:

      Haha, I’ve always thought the same. I still remember that Mountain Dew ad he did where he flips his car over and grabs the can. And “Coach Carter”! Ohhh man, Tater in the locker room with the towel riding low on his hips…who’da thunk we live in a world where he gets an Oscar nom??

    • T.C. says:

      I also thought he had a natural charisma on screen that is hard to overlook and his producing/ deal making behind the scenes shows he has some brains. The Rob Pattinson fans always try to put Channing down as a dumb potatoe head but they confuse their lust for Sparkles with charisma which that guy completely lacks while acting with his dead eyes. His charisma only comes out in interviews. Team Channing.

  3. word says:

    After seeing the movie “This is The End” every time I see Channing I vision him in that damn leash being dragged around with those leather chaps on. Yikes…not good.

  4. Talie says:

    Not a believer. If you now Oscar history… they’re not as into rewarding, even nominating, a hot young guy like they are with a hot young girl.

    • Abbott says:

      Jared Leto, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Javier Bardem, Texas T-Rex, Jamie Foxx, Adrien Brody….

      • Talie says:

        Abbott, there’s been plenty written about this. I didn’t just pull it out of my butt.

        And I wouldn’t say, talent-wise, Channing is on the same level as Javier Bardem, Heath Ledger, Adrien Brody or Christian Bale…in their cases, it was way more than looks. I’d compare Channing to someone like Mila Kunis who narrowly missed a nomination, but was just skating by on the strength of the movie.

      • Abbott says:

        I’d agree that Channing isn’t as talented as many of his peers…. but those actors I listed are young, hot winners. I didn’t pull that out of my butt either.

    • lunchcoma says:

      The Hot Young Thing narrative isn’t as popular with men, but the Not-So-Serious Actor Who Proves He Has Chops theme is a pretty popular one.

    • Dolly says:

      In the last 15 years here are the best actress and supporting actress winners who were in their 20s: Lawrence, Portman, Witherspoon, Theron, Swank, Paltrow, Hudson, and Jolie. Here are the guys: Brody and Ledger. So we can say the academy prefers older men. I think Leo has a better chance now that he’s older.

  5. lunchcoma says:

    So apparently Magic Mike was the proving ground of future Oscar winners?

    Hopefully the next of the bunch is Matt Bomer and not Joe Manganiello.

  6. Abbott says:

    Paving the way for Potato Americans everywhere!

  7. Jenns says:

    I like Channing Tatum. He seems like a nice guy and he’s pretty funny in the 21 Jump Street movies.

    And I really hope Steve Carrell gets a nomination. And I would legit love it if he won and accepted his Oscar as Michael Scott.

  8. LAK says:

    The guy behind Steve Carell looks like a less chiselled Patrick Swayze!!!!

  9. Kristen says:

    du Pont, not de Pont

  10. Rocketmerry says:

    Am I seriously the only one who finds this guy really weird looking? His face looks just so unattractive to me, I truly do not see the appeal. And he’s not even talented!
    To each their own, I guess, but the mere thought of him starring in the next xmen movie makes me angry. I mean, Fassbender will be a beautiful sight for sure, but this one next to The Fass might even ruin the effect, imo.

    • Kiddo says:

      He is very unattractive to me. I haven’t seen him in anything that showcases enormous talent, but maybe this film is it?

  11. TheCountess says:

    I would not put the cart before the horse on this dude’s chances. Oscar likes hot young ingenues; with men, the storyline tends to be one of a “comeback.”

    The fact that this guy looks like a gunne sack-covered Idaho russet with perpetual derp face isn’t a point in his favor.

  12. Jen34 says:

    I like all 3 guys. Good for them.

  13. CK says:

    I kind of doubt it. He’s probably fantastic, but unfortunately, he is campaigning in lead with Carrell in an already increasingly tight field. I just don’t see any way that 2 men from the same movie are going to get nominated this year w/ Redmayne, Carrell, Keaton, Spall, Cumberbatch, Murray, etc. all vying for spots. Foxcatcher is going to be the Carrell show and Spall/Cumberbatch/Keaton/Oyelowo/Redmayne etc. would need to fail spectacularly.

  14. Lisa says:

    One of the most heartbreaking scenes I have watched is the one in Little Miss Sunshine.Steve Carell’s character is hospitalized after attempting suicide.His sister rushes to the hospital once she is alerted.She embraces her brother & tells him she’s so glad he is still alive.Carell’s character stares off into the distance with tears in his eyes and says, “Well that makes one of us.” Such.good.acting.

    • Tiffany says:

      I remember a few scenes that really stick out from his time on The Office. When he schooled Ryan ‘ s business class and when he was on the phone with his supervisor when Holly was transferred. He really showed he has acting chops and not just in physical comedy. He is one of the few who I feel should have Emmy winner on his resume.