Just Start Throwing James McAvoy All the Awards for His Stunning Split Performances

I try (and often fail) to avoid hyperbole, but HOLY MOTHER OF GODS, I cannot control myself when it comes to the teasers for Split. James McAvoy is making it utterly impossible, and if he doesn’t get nominated for a boatload of awards by virtue of these teasers alone, I WILL EAT MY HAT FALL INTO CONVULSIONS.

There now, we’ve got that out of the way. If Filth was only an indication of what lurks beneath his lovely surface — and that certainly seems the case — we are in for the treat of our lives. Not a lot of horror films make it to the Academy roster, but I have a feeling this could be the next breakthrough. And yes, it’s Shyamalan, but we can float right past that, can’t we? Just watch a few of his 23 personalities in action:

If that’s not enough to convince voters he’s worthy of all the awards, well …

Split also stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Hayley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley and Sterling K. Brown. Catch it January 20th.

 

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

You may also like...

  • NateMan

    $5 says the movie gets overshadowed by complaints about how inaccurate a portrayal it is of people with mental illness. That said, it looks pretty creepy and worth a look to me!

  • PerpetualIntern

    He scares the beejesus out of me in these trailers, so well done, James. You pocket boyfriend, you.

  • Yes but The Visit was a war crime.

  • Jelinas

    That is TERRIFYING. I am so in.

    Also: STERLING K. BROWN!!