WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Fighter’ bows, Jackman bows out, Best Picture questions

Posted by · 4:40 am · November 13th, 2010

David O. Russell’s “The Fighter” unspooled at the AFI Fest. Kris was impressed and later reported from a Q&A with the film’s stars.

This week’s Off the Carpet column pondered the presence of money-spinners in this year’s Best Picture race.

The Long Shot, meanwhile, wondered if that very race is currently looking a little flimsy.

News of Hugh Jackman turning down the gig prompted the annual speculation over who should host the Oscar ceremony.

In the week that “The Town” entered IC’s Best Picture predictions, Kris caught up with writer-director-star Ben Affleck.

“The Ghost Writer” led a list of European Film Award nominations otherwise riddled with curious omissions.

Life Without Oscar celebrated the genius of Jane Campion… and Ahnuld.

Kris revisited “Black Swan” at its LA premiere, emerging even more confident in the film.

Original Song contenders featured this week included tunes from “Tangled,” “Burlesque” and “Despicable Me.”

Staying on the musical side of things, this week Tech Support looked over the frontrunners for Best Original Score.

The HFPA announced that Robert De Niro will receive this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement at the Golden Globes.

We said goodbye to Jill Clayburgh and Dino de Laurentiis.

“Megamind” was the week’s box-office victor.

Speaking of (inevitable) box-office, the penultimate installment in the “Harry Potter” saga premiered to mixed-to-positive reviews.

“The Fighter” and “Black Swan” were the chief two topics of conversation in this week’s episode of Oscar Talk.

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]

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