WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Bone’ boost, category debate, LFF coverage

Posted by · 12:00 pm · October 23rd, 2010

(A day later than usual — apologies. Friday night got in the way.)

The Gotham Awards served up the first nominations of the season, with indie darling “Winter’s Bone” sitting pretty.

With “The Kids Are All Right” and “Another Year” prodding the discussion, this week’s Long Shot column ruminated on a perennial gripe of Oscar pundits: category fraud.

News of a high-profile Scorsese-DiCaprio retrospective launching an Oscar campaign for the film re-opened the debate over the merits of “Shutter Island.”

Our London Film Festival coverage continued; among other things, we reviewed five of the films in the running for the foreign-language Oscar…

…and offered an against-the-grain take on likely awards-season heavyweight “The King’s Speech.”

Tech Support refreshed the list of possible contenders in the Best Costume Design race.

Sans guests this time, Anne and Kris took stock of a quieter week — and some lingering early possibilities — in this week’s episode of Oscar Talk.

In box-office news, “Jackass 3D” topped the chart, surely solidifying its place in The Ten.

Life Without Oscar suggested some discerning awards alternatives for 1985 and 1986.

Finally, ye asked and ye received: a space for readers to share their own nomination predictions.

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