Oscar Predictions: Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

Lionel Richie has received three Oscar nominations for his ditties. The filmography of Guy Ritchie has yielded one less as 2009’s Sherlock Holmes was mentioned for Art Direction and Original Score.

Guy could tie Lionel since The Covenant, his Afghanistan war drama, hits theaters this weekend. Jake Gyllenhaal headlines the director’s 14th feature which is generating mostly appreciative reviews and being commended for the restraint shown by the often flashy filmmaker. It sits at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.

However, the spring release date for the MGM effort indicates this isn’t seen as an awards play. If you’re waiting for this to pop up in mentions during the Academy ceremony next year, you’ll probably be waiting all night long. My Oscar Prediction posts will continue…

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