WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Education’ lands, animation expands

Posted by · 2:09 am · October 10th, 2009

Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in An EducationAfter a quiet week for awards news, this week’s Off the Carpet column contemplated the depth of the Best Actress race.

A topic that Kris and Anne also debated in this week’s episode of Oscar Talk.

Speaking of Best Actress, “An Education,” with its nomination-bound performance by Carey Mulligan, finally hit theaters this week.

And speaking of Mulligan, she placed highly in our list of the Top 10 actors under 30.

As it looks increasingly likely that the Best Animated Feature category will feature five nominees this year, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” stands to gain.

While we’re on that, Sony had a great week at the box-office, with “Zombieland” and “Cloudy” topping the chart.

This week’s installment of The Long Shot urged indie studios not to smother their awards hopefuls in the December crush.

Back to Oscar, we wondered if non-Americans’ unfamiliarity with Julia Child could factor in Meryl Streep’s chances.

With the foreign-language film longlist almost complete, we made some early guesses in that race.

We weighed in on the “Paranormal Activity” phenomenon, and the horror genre in general.

Let the games begin: “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” is first out the gate with Oscar screeners.

Tech Support took a second look at the Best Sound Editing category.

With the question of who will host the Oscarcast surfacing again, we made cases for Steve Martin and Tina Fey … and Brett Favre.

With the London Film Festival starting next week, they revealed the contenders for their new Best Film award.

And finally, InContention turns quote-whore on ya for “A Serious Man.” (Just kidding!)

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  • 1 10-10-2009 at 4:06 am

    Jim T said...

    Off topic: Guy, Knightley is making her West End debut with The Misanthrope in December. Are you going to attend it and make me jealous once more?

    Well, at least I’ve watched one British production in my life so far. Mendes’ Winter’s Tale in Epidaurus. I didn’t really like the play though.

  • 2 10-10-2009 at 4:12 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I’d like to. But December is a very busy (and expensive!) month to fit in additional treats like that. I’m still disappointed that I missed “A Streetcar Named Desire” with Rachel Weisz, which drew such strong notices, but there haven’t been enough days in the month lately.