WEEKLY WRAP: The circuit takes hold, chatting up DiCaprio and Harris, top 10 lists

Posted by · 7:09 pm · December 10th, 2010

The week started off with “How to Train Your Dragon” predictably dominating the slate of Annie Award nominations.

Kris sat down with Leonardo DiCaprio and got Martin Scorsese on the phone for a large twopart piece on the actor and his impressive year.

He also caught up with actor Ed Harris to talk “The Way Back” and director Peter Weir.

It was good and bad news for The Weinstein Company as “Blue Valentine” won its ratings appeal with the MPAA, while “The King’s Speech”‘s was shot down.

But at least the latter had a solid showing at the British Independent Film Awards (while “The Ghost Writer” dominated the European Film Awards).

Guy’s First-Half FYC series continued with a look at under-appreciated supporting actors from early 2010.

Chad, meanwhile, kept reminding us of films that missed Oscar’s attention by looking at 1997 and 1998 in Life Without Oscar.

Kris saw and surprisingly enjoyed “TRON Legacy,” noting that it “reeks and rocks with equal measure.”

We featured a hefty interview between Christopher Nolan and brother Jonathan as found in the pages of the “Inception” shooting script.

Kris took a first and only stab at analyzing the Best Original Song category, stepping in for Gerard in Tech Support.

In Oscar news, the Academy baked the race for Best Visual Effects off to 15 survivors.

This week’s Off the Carpet column reminded how crucial this point in the season really is.

Guy previewed the beginnings of the on-coming critics awards circuit in The Long Shot.

Speaking of which, the Washington D.C. critics went with “The Social Network” as the year’s best, while “Winter’s Bone” dominated the slate of Detroit critics nods.

And finally, Kris and Anne put a bow on both the week and the year in general in Oscar Talk with their separate and diverse top 10 lists.

[Photo: Walt Disney Pictures]

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