Oliver Sherman has finally been released on DVD in the UK, so if anyone has been waiting for a Region 2 release, the DVD is available on Amazon.co.uk.
Bay Today has a new interview with Garret from the Genies. It’s mostly about Oliver Sherman. Hit the link for the whole article.
Lyle: As a master at portraying a character who descends into mental illness, in this case as a soldier, how did you blend the lines of Sherman Oliver between likable and downright spooky?
Dillahunt: I don’t know about the master thing, but I don’t really think about making a character likeable or not. I just try and tell the story. In this case, I think there existed a heartbreaking innocence in the character. Maintaining that innocence was key, in my mind.
Lyle: Brooding and evolving characters seem to be one of your signature skills. This one seems subtle. Do you think that a non-veteran could pull of such a complicated character profile?
Dillahunt: Don’t know. Just not the way I think, I guess. I hope I pulled this off, but I’m sure another actor could put a cool spin of his own on it.
Another Fox Lounge clip with Garret and Martha showed up on YouTube:
Garret was at the Genies in Toronto last night. He was nominated for best leading actor for Oliver Sherman. Didn’t win, though. The Genie went to Fellag for Monsieur Lazhar. Here is an interview from the red carpet:
The complete list of nominees is here (PDF).
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
FELLAG – Monsieur Lazhar
GARRET DILLAHUNT – Oliver Sherman
MICHAEL FASSBENDER – A Dangerous Method
PATRICK HUARD – Starbuck
SCOTT SPEEDMAN – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Also congrats to Ryan Redford, who scored a nomination for best adapted screenplay.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY / MEILLEURE ADAPTATION
PHILIPPE FALARDEAU – Monsieur Lazhar
RYAN REDFORD – Oliver Sherman
DAVID SHAMOON – In Darkness
STEVEN SILVER – The Bang Bang Club
Here is what Winnipeg Free Press writes:
The nominations were announced this morning by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at simultaneous news conferences in Toronto and Montreal.
Rounding out the best picture race is the thriller “The Whistleblower” and the francophone comedy “Starbuck.” They earned six nominations apiece.
The Genie Awards will be held March 8 in Toronto and will be broadcast on CBC-TV.
The acting categories are studded with international stars.
Notables include Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Viggo Mortensen, Vanessa Paradis and Rachel Weisz.
Fassbender is in the best actor race for his turn as Carl Jung in “A Dangerous Method.” Rivals include Garret Dillahunt, who plays a disillusioned war vet in “Oliver Sherman”; Scott Speedman, as the notorious Canadian bank robber in “Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster”; Montreal’s Patrick Huard, who plays a frequent sperm donor in “Starbuck”; and Algeria’s Mohamed Fellag, who stars as a sensitive school teacher in “Monsieur Lazhar.”
Hollywood Reporter also has the story.
The film will be screened at the Seattle festival in about ten days and then at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 16 and 18. If you’re in the area, you can get tickets at Edfilmfest.org.uk.
And Fox has posted some season highlights on YouTube: