9/4 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:23 am · September 4th, 2008

Sean Penn in MilkTom O’Neil responds to the “Milk” trailer. [Gold Derby]

So does Seth Abramowitz. [Defamer]

“Appaloosa” director Ed Harris will receive the 3rd annual Kirk Douglas Award at this year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival. [Variety]

Peter Sciretta wonders whether “Slumdog Millionaire” stole “Happy-Go-Lucky”‘s thunder at Telluride this year. [/Film]

James Rocchi begins his sure-to-be-insightful Toronto coverage. [Cinematical]

John Horn looks at acquisition hopefuls in Toronto this year. [Los Angeles Times]

Sam Adams profiles “Waltz with Bashir” helmer Ari Folman. [The Envelope]

Susan Wloszczyna seems to think Toronto isn’t its Oscar-forecasting self this year. [USA Today]

Similarly, in addition to contending that “award-winning contenders appear to be fewer and far between this year,” Anthony Kaufman indicates that “recent market forces” could dampen the buying and selling of films at this year’s fest. [Wall Street Journal]

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