While well-known for her music and graciously lending her private jets to her friends in an effort to contribute to carbon emissions, Taylor Swift is also attempting to add Academy Award-winning director to her resume. “But, Vanessa,” you may be saying, “Taylor didn’t direct the epic feature Dear Evan Hansen, how can she be eligible?” How quickly we forget TayTay’s 15-minute saga All Too Well: The Short Film! Apparently, her film about “an effervescent, curious young woman who ends up completely out of her depth” could be in the running for an Oscar. Jake Gyllenhaal better have his social media on lockdown when Taylor wins that award!
After her former producer Scooter Braun bought her old masters and sold them off, Taylor has been on a rampage – the rampage being re-recording her old albums and releasing them for her stans. The release of Red (Taylor’s Version) included a much longer edition of the ballad All Too Well which told the story of a young TayTay getting hoodwinked by a former lover and older man Jake Gyllenhaal. ATW took us (and Jake) back to 2012 when he was public enemy #1. Taylor didn’t let up on the Jake hate and even filmed a thinly veiled video starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien about the ill-fated romance. Brooding actors, longing looks, and SCARVES heavily featured in the production.
In case you missed (or avoided) it, here’s your chance to view the future Oscar-winning live action short:
Time has passed and Jake is no longer being cyberbullied by a bunch of Swifties for his misdeeds. However, the harassment may start afresh with the announcement of ATW:TSF potentially getting an Oscar nod! via The Hollywood Reporter:
The three Oscar categories that recognize films which run 40 minutes or shorter — best live action short, best documentary short and best animated short — are often regarded as “minor,” but this year’s contenders for them will include some major names.
On the heels of recent Academy Awards ceremonies at which Oscars for short films were taken home by the likes of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant, former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry and Hollywood A-lister Riz Ahmed, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Taylor Swift’s filmmaking debut All Too Well: The Short Film — which the pop star has described as “a film about an effervescent, curious young woman who ends up completely out of her depth” — received an Oscar-qualifying run, making it eligible for the best live action short Oscar, and is working with a top consulting firm to guide its awards campaign.
THR adds that Kendrick Lamar’s six-minute We Cry Together, co-starring Taylour Paige, is also in the running for a live action short Oscar nomination.
I guess the Academy finally took her seriously after she slapped that red wig on her head! Since the short film was screened for a week last year, TayTay might officially become an Oscar nominee. Interestingly, she stated, “This is not a music video” at the premiere, so dreams of shoving a golden statue in Jake’s face have probably been in the works for some time. If that doesn’t pan out, Taylor’s team is working overtime to get her nominated in SOME capacity. There are rumors that her song Carolina from the film Where the Crawdads Sing may be in the running. If that was the case, it would be her first (musical) nomination at the Academy Awards. So, this COULD be Taylor’s big year. I can’t wait for her Oscar speech thanking God, suspected “villain” Joe Alwyn, and the latest advances in jet fuel technology!