Oscarweb Round-up: Trying to get a bead on Best Supporting Actress

Posted by · 8:34 am · November 25th, 2011

There are two main categories that really have me scratching my head at times this year: Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. The Jessica Chastain situation has become maddening for me. It should be a no-brainer: “The Help,” by miles. Yet there’s confusion. But whatever. We were probably the first to have Shailene Woodley in the mix, but I still find myself wondering if she’ll just be skipped over. And the frontrunner, which we’ve had at the top since day one thanks to Guy having had a look at Berlin in February, still sits on my stack of screeners. Maybe I should finally watch “Coriolanus” and get the perspective I need. (Talk about a no-brainer.) Anyway, Jeff Wells recently offered his thoughts on how he’d like it all to pan out. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Pete Hammond catches up with prolific composer Alexandre Desplat. [Deadline]

Scott Bowles talks “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” with David Fincher. [USA Today]

Celebrating the makeup of “Super 8.” [Film Experience]

Listen to Howard Shore’s “Hugo” score. [ParamountGuilds.com]

David Poland sits down with the director’s writer, John Logan. [Hot Blog]

Greg Ellwood has the poster for “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” [Awards Campaign]

More on Fox Searchlight’s embracing of NC-17 for “Shame.” [Speakeasy]

Why the film could legitimize the rating. [Hollywood Reporter]

Steve Pond on gems and long shots in the foreign language film category. [The Odds]

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