Whenever I see any piece of publicity or marketing for this film, I find it difficult to believe that it's been minimalized in regards to the Oscar race. Things remain alive for Ryan Gosling in the Best Actor race, but it really will depend on the reception of the film when it comes out. It may reenter the race if it's successful, but it's very much in waiting right now. If it doesn't get the whole NC-17 rating worked out, it will have a tougher time getting recognized, but I still have faith in it. The new poster is very raw, passionate, and sensual, and that should work in favor of Blue Valentine if anything.