'Grace of Monaco' Bows Outta the Oscar Race

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Sandra Bullock might already have that trophy in the bag thanks to "Gravity" — or maybe it'll be Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") or even Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") — but even so, many of the talking heads totally expected Nicole Kidman to at least warm up her sneakers for a go at this season's Best Actress race.

Just a week after the release of that super dotey trailer, though, The Weinstein Company's ready to pull the plug on the Grace Kelly biopic's award campaign ... possibly even for good.

Guess they won't be continuing to whisper Nick's name in years to come ... at least not for this pic, anyway.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Weinstein was all in for "Grace of Monaco" while presenting the thing to buyers at Cannes Film Festival in May but has now decided that it might not be up to snuff for the Academy and will push it back from its original release date (Nov. 27) to sometime in spring 2014.

Apparently, "Grace of Monaco" needs some more beauty sleep work done before it can be considered complete.

As history shows, most Oscar bait-y movies poise themselves for fall release to ensure freshness of memory in Academy voters' minds, but with "Grace" hitting the spring circuit next year instead, Weinstein may not feel it has the same kind of swagger as its other 2014 releases — "The Immigrant" with Marion Cotillard, "Can a Song Save Your Life?" with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her" with James McAvoy and Jessica Chastaiand another film featuring the Nick-star, "The Railway Man" with Colin Firth. So, maybe Kidman'll get her shot next year after all.

On that note, we'll leave you with this GIF which pretty much speaks for itself.