There's been a ton of awards chatter this month as festivals like Venice, Telluride and Toronto officially launch this year's awards season, highlighting a number of potential nominees throughout their lineups. One film that's missing from all of these fests, however, is perhaps the one that's favored to win it all: Steven Spielberg's War Horse.
Settling in to its late-December release, War Horse is like the film that gets to go straight to the finals, instead of entering the festival arena first to try to build buzz or gain a distributor. The play (itself based on the novel) won a Tony Award earlier in the year, and now with Spielberg at the helm -- coupled with that magnificent first trailer -- it's all but certain the film will be in the running for Best Picture.
Check out the first poster below, along with the trailer.