9/7 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:01 am · September 7th, 2010

The Gurus o’ Gold step up to the plate of a fresh season, each of us picking 15 unranked bets for Best Picture likelihood pre-Toronto. [Movie City News]

Jeffrey Wells begs to differ on the notion that Gemma Arterton has a shot at awards success in “Tamara Drewe,” which he calls “the most loathsome film of Stephen Frears’ long and distinguished career.” [Hollywood Elsewhere]

“Waiting for Superman” turns up the publicity heat and fuels the public education debate with a big ole’ spread. [New York Magazine]

Pete Hammond catches up with “The King’s Speech” star Colin Firth in Telluride, who was also feted at the fest. [Deadline]

John Horn notes the influence of true life events on a number of the festival’s titles this year. [Los Angeles Times]

A.O. Scott, meanwhile, aims for the trend of man and/vs. nature at the fest. [New York Times]

Romania, Sweden and South Korea declare foreign contenders. [Variety]

[Photo: Sony Pictures Classics]




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  • 1 9-07-2010 at 9:44 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Every single Guru has Inception as one of their picks? I’m surprised.

    If people want to honor Gemma Arterton for a performance this year, and Tamara Drewe actually does suck, why not consider The Disappearance of Alice Creed? She goes through hell in that movie.

  • 2 9-07-2010 at 9:55 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I wasn’t aware anybody was talking awards for Arterton in “Tamara Drewe” — it’ll never happen in a million years. Even if you like the film (and a number of people do), she’s hardly the standout.

  • 3 9-07-2010 at 9:56 am

    Davin said...

    Well it probably helped that they 15 picks rather than 10. Do you really think Inception is not in the top 15?

  • 4 9-07-2010 at 11:07 am

    Duncan Houst said...

    Seriously? Nobody has “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” on their predictions? I’m sorry if it sounds outlandish, but isn’t that a little narrow-minded?

  • 5 9-07-2010 at 11:20 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Nah.