12/10 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: ‘The Fighter’ moves in, Sturgess taks ‘The Way Back,’ Timberlake gets serious

Posted by · 8:10 am · December 10th, 2010

Elle Fanning: the next Golden Child. [New York Times Magazine]

Pete Hammond joins the flavor of the week: “The Fighter” is insinuating itself into the Best Picture race in a big way. [Deadline]

Anne Thompson chats with “The Way Back” star Jim Sturgess. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Melena Ryzik catches up with “127 Hours” director Danny Boyle and actor James Franco on the east coast. [The Carpetbagger]

Jesse Eisenberg on Bill Murray, “The Walking Dead” and why he became an actor. [Movieline]

Justin Timberlake is focused on film. [Los Angeles Times]

Five items of “TRON Legacy” merchandise you’ll want to own. [Cinematical]

Sasha Stone takes a look at the Best Director race. [Awards Daily]

(REMINDER: Check back later this afternoon for Oscar Talk as Anne Thompson and I will exclusively reveal our top 10 lists for the year.)

[Photo: Newmarket Films/Wrekin Hill Entertainment]

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  • 1 12-10-2010 at 8:27 am

    Mike_M said...

    It seems the Oakley 3d glasses mentioned by Cinemtatical are to be used for Real 3D presentations… I know that is the most commonly used in theaters, but you would think Disney would want to make sure there would be some Tron gear for their Disney Digital 3D.

  • 2 12-10-2010 at 9:39 am

    Maxim said...

    “Anne Thompson and I will exclusively reveal our top 10 lists for the year.”

    That sounds like quite a feat, Kris. How did you manage to get exclusive rights for something that elusive?

    Just joking.

    And as for the Fighter, I know Lodge is predicting Russell for best director but will Thompson even consider the possibility? She seems to know more about this situation then she’s willing to say.

  • 3 12-10-2010 at 9:56 am

    Tye-Grr said...

    Elle and Dakota are both extraordinary talents. Dakota’s the more daring one, but Elle seems more natural.

  • 4 12-10-2010 at 10:36 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    As in, you’ll hear it on the podcast before you read it in the usual column, Maxim.

  • 5 12-10-2010 at 7:44 pm

    Len said...

    Does Wahlberg get a nomination for best picture if the fighter gets in?

  • 6 12-10-2010 at 8:09 pm

    Matt said...

    How about Kirsten Dunst for All Good Things? She’s been receiving a decent amount of buzz lately over her performance. Maybe a Best Supporting nom?

  • 7 12-11-2010 at 4:18 am

    MovieGeek said...

    I actually was quite surprised by how much liked the fighter. The trailer doesn’t quite sell it and makes it look like a very violent dark film. Christian Bale deserves an OSCAR
    here’s my review