Will Tom Hanks Get His Third Oscar for “Saving Mr. Banks”?

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Saving Mr. Banks is set for release on Dec. 25; the film could give Hanks a sixth Oscar nomination.”[HuffPo]

We’re only in mid-July but the Oscar race seems to be heating up already. Much is abuzz over Tom Hanks’s lead performance in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, which retells the story of how the classic Mary Poppins came to be. Though the film isn’t scheduled to release until Christmas Day, Hollywood is wondering if this performance just might be the one to win the third Oscar for the man who made Forrest Gump and Philadelphia so utterly watchable.

Hanks plays the legendary Walt Disney in the film, so the odds are already in his favor.