Taylor Swift may be making a run at an EGOT, because she’s apparently gunning for an Oscar during this award season … all over her short film, which qualifies.
The singer’s 14-minute video treatment — which is part music video and film, starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien — is eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award at the 95th annual ceremony next year … in the Best Live Action Short, no less, according to THR.
The outlet reports TayTay and co. are actually consulting with a firm to guide the awards campaign — so yeah, it seems she/the team behind the film do, in fact, want it considered.
There’s more though … THR says the short film might’ve actually been up for Best Picture, technically, had it come out in 2022 — but because it was released in late 2021, it misses that window … although, Best Short is still in play. ‘ATW’ was screened in an AMC theater in Lincoln Square for a week straight last year, and because of that … it can get a nod.
Taylor may also be in the running for another Oscar nomination, potentially, because of an original song she did for ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ — but time will tell if it makes it in.
Still, it’s just the latest signal that TS is pivoting toward movies. Remember, she did a whole Q&A at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year to talk about ‘All Too Well’ … and she’s also starring in some serious flicks that are in the works — stuff where her chops will be tested.
Does the success of the #AllTooWellShortFilm mean that #TaylorSwift can — and should — direct a feature film?! TMZ Movie Crashers debates: https://t.co/zKRsRCfLnc pic.twitter.com/hKdF5xLIhP
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 19, 2022
She’s already proven herself to be an serviceable director … and soon, she could be a freaking Oscar winner if all falls into place for her. Talk about coming full circle in showbiz!