10/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:03 am · October 30th, 2009

Sotigui Kouyate and Brenda Blethyn in London RiverBrian Lowry on how The Ten is an Oscarcast producer’s nightmare. [Variety]

With Hugh Jackman out, Jeff Wells thinks the Oscars need to skew younger with their host. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

The producers of “London River” launch a deserved Oscar campaign for Brenda Blethyn, despite still lacking US distribution. [Notes on a Season]

Anne Thompson on Kristin Scott Thomas’s impressive double-feature at the London Film Festival. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Manohla Dargis on how “This Is It” re-humanizes Michael Jackson. [New York Times]

Another rundown of which genres stand to benefit from the ten-wide Best Picture field. [USA Today]

“An Education” scripter Nick Hornby on why he’s happier adapting other people’s work. [The Guardian]

Nathaniel Rogers picks his personal favorite supporting actress contenders so far. [The Film Experience]

Oscar contenders “Mary and Max” and “Samson and Delilah” pick up major nods at Australia’s AFI Awards … but where’s “Disgrace?” [Stale Popcorn]

Why international audiences are increasingly looking beyond Hollywood and embracing local fare. [Screen Daily]

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