Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 9:37 am · October 6th, 2010

Someone suggested this a few weeks back and I forgot to implement it in the last podcast, but we’d like to open it up for questions.  Maybe have a Q&A segment at the end of the show Friday, so if you have a query or something to throw out there for Anne and I to chew on, have at it here and we’ll try to address as many as we can.  It should be a great way to keep you guys involved rather than just listening to us talk out into the great open void of the Oscarweb.  I’ll try to have a post up each Wednesday for this.




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  • 1 10-06-2010 at 4:56 pm

    Kieran S said...

    First of all, I just want to say that I find your podcast to be really sharp, insightful and entertaining. It’s very focused as well. I think that you and Anne complement each other really well.

    My question is this: What do you think (if any) is a film that has kind of faded away, buzzwise that is poised or at least in a good position to make a comeback when awards season gets into full swing? I feel like Winter’s Bone, Inception, The Kids are All Right and even Animal Kingdom are films that really grabbed the consciousness in one way or another, but I don’t think there’s room for all of them (knock on wood), even in a field of ten. I know everyone’s saying Social Network is the one to beat now, and I happily agree with that sentiment (loved the film). What do you think will rise and fall as we enter what are arguably the key months in awards season? Could it be possible that there’s a Hurt Locker scenario looming on the horizon?

  • 2 10-06-2010 at 5:45 pm

    kel said...

    “Many oscar bloggers have decided that this years best picture race will be between “The Social Network” and “The Kings Speech”.”

    Adding on to this…

    if the consensus by January is that one of these 2 films will win, what 3rd film could sneak in for a surprise win?

    I’m considering Inception, but I just don’t know if that’ll crack into the directing category with such hot names as Boyle, Fincher, Coen Bros., Aronofsky and Tom Hooper contending

  • 3 10-06-2010 at 5:50 pm

    Gabe Rodriguez said...

    Have you both seen “I Am Love”? It was one of summer’s biggest art house hits, with those who LOVED the film making sure their friends knew how great it was.

    It’s not in contention for foreign film now that Italy picked something else, but Magnolia has already confirmed its intentions to aggressively campaign it.

    Could a big push for Tilda Swinton and Best Picture go all the way? And what of he film’s undeniably resonant tech merits? John Adams’ undulating orchestral score seems most likely to go the distance, but what about art direction, cinematography and the luxe costumes?

  • 4 10-06-2010 at 5:54 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Gabe: John Adams’s score is almost certainly ineligible — too much previously released material and interpolations from his other work. I made the same mistake earlier this year.

  • 5 10-06-2010 at 6:12 pm

    Mitchell said...

    Who’s this 3rd person on AD? I thought it was just Sasha and Jeff.

  • 6 10-06-2010 at 6:19 pm

    Alex said...

    Love Oscar Talk, look forward to listening every week. Thanks Kris & Anne!

    Anne Hathaway keeps popping up on early Oscar predictions for Best Actress, sight unseen. What have you two heard about the role and Hathaway’s chances given that it appears to be in a light-weight rom-com?

  • 7 10-06-2010 at 6:38 pm

    Daniel said...

    Between the two of you, who would win in a fight?

  • 8 10-06-2010 at 6:40 pm

    Keith said...

    On the topic of podcasts, I enjoy listening to the 2 over at AwardsDaily.

    …But they can’t touch Oscar Talk. Keep it up!

    – Of course…The Way Back. Beyond Supporting Actor…is there any play for Sturgess in Best Actor? and does Ronan have a shot at the currently dead Supporting Actress category?

    – Rabbit Hole too i guess.

  • 9 10-06-2010 at 7:10 pm

    Mitchell said...

    @Forts: You’re kidding, right?

  • 10 10-06-2010 at 7:32 pm

    Andrej said...

    This is my question:

    What’s your opinion on True Grit achieving frontrunner status once it gets screened and reviewed? I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and to be honest, I think it’s a complicated for it unless it outperforms the original film in every single way possible, since it’s a remake of an Academy Award winning movie – something they’ve already seen and can compare to more easily.

    I have a feeling that True Grit may go the way Peter Jackson went with his King Kong remake, not going any further than the postproduction/artistic categories. What’s your take on this movie’s remake status, is it going to work for it, against it, or it’s going unnoticed to the Academy?

  • 11 10-06-2010 at 7:46 pm

    kel said...

    kris, just wanted to let you know that CONVICTION (or the true story) was featured on ABC’s Nightline on October 4

  • 12 10-06-2010 at 8:06 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Thanks for all the questions, guys. We’ve already got way more than enough so I’m going to close this thread down. We’ll have another one next week.