10/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:28 am · October 19th, 2009

(from left) Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson in The MessengerPerpetuating the false myth that this is a weak year for leading ladies.  Not everything should be viewed through the prism of Oscar… [Awards Campaign]

Following up on our Oscar Talk discussion, Anne Thompson considers the awards prospects of Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger.” [Thompson on Hollywood]

Amidst his fully-in-the-tank review of “Where the Wild Things Are,” David Poland calls for Oscar to take note of James Gandolfini’s vocal performance. [The Hot Blog]

The first reviews of “Amelia” land, with Justin Chang taking a big ole’ swipe… [Variety]

…and Ray Bennett offering up a rave. [The Hollywood Reporter]

David Carr, meanwhile, chimes in on the fascination with biopics aviatrix. [New York Times]

More on the foreign film race from Pete Hammond. [Notes on a Season]

Susan Wloszczyna sits down with Willem Dafoe to talk “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Antichrist.” [USA Today]

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  • 1 10-19-2009 at 10:27 am

    James D. said...

    I can’t help but think that the love for Gandolfini comes from Sopranos nostalgia. He was good, yes, but not great.

  • 2 10-19-2009 at 2:06 pm

    Andrew said...

    There’s no such thing as a “false myth”. Are there any “true myths” that you have heard of?