The Long Shot: Independent women

Posted by · 5:30 pm · November 7th, 2012

The Best Actress race is only as weak as voters choose to make it.

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Is 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' one to watch for the Brit vote?

Posted by · 6:30 pm · November 6th, 2012

Yesterday’s BIFA haul bodes well for multiple BAFTA nods.

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 94 — Disney buys Lucasfilm as 'Hitchcock' opens AFI Fest

Posted by · 2:29 pm · November 2nd, 2012

In this week’s podcast Kris and Anne discuss the implications of Disney’s big purchase of Lucasfilm, Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock,” which opened AFI Fest yesterday and Sam Mendes’ Bond stab “Skyfall.”

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How will Sacha Gervasi's 'Hitchcock' fare with Oscar?

Posted by · 12:22 pm · November 2nd, 2012

AFI Fest picked a fun and droll piece of work for its 2012 opener in Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” last night. As I mentioned in this afternoon’s podcast, I found it to be strikingly emotional, though, for its depiction of an artist’s plight and the joy that comes with the release of bottled creativity. And I can’t help but wonder if Academy members may feel the same way.

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Will 'Hitchcock' remind the Academy of its own Hitch neglect?

Posted by · 7:40 am · November 1st, 2012

The biopic is set to premiere at the AFI Fest tonight.

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Roundup: 'Skyfall' slays global box office

Posted by · 2:30 am · October 29th, 2012

Also: ‘Argo’ rises to the top, and why Melissa Leo owes Bill Murray

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See Anthony Hopkins strut (okay, waddle) his stuff in first 'Hitchcock' trailer

Posted by · 10:31 am · October 10th, 2012

Fox Searchlight is releasing the comedy-laced biopic in prime Oscar season.

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 90 — The Academy settles on an Oscar host

Posted by · 9:30 am · October 5th, 2012

In this week’s podcast, Kris and Anne discuss the choice of Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars this year, survey the Best Actress field and ponder over early-year indies looking to get back into the conversation.

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'Beasts of the Southern Wild' ineligible for the SAG Awards

Posted by · 3:50 pm · October 1st, 2012

Quvenzhan√© Wallis will have to get that Oscar nod without the Guild’s help.

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Off the Carpet: When to strike

Posted by · 6:14 pm · September 25th, 2012

Early-year releases and 2013 bum-ups find room to maneuver this season.

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Roundup: Helen Mirren to be honored at European Film Awards

Posted by · 9:45 am · September 25th, 2012

Also: Variety might share stables with Deadline, and defending Chris Hemsworth

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 88 — Academy changes dates while Searchlight adds a new contender

Posted by · 9:16 am · September 21st, 2012

In this week’s podcast, Kris and Anne discuss the weekend’s openers — “Trouble with the Curve,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “End of Watch” — as well as Oscar’s big date change shake-up and the foreign language film race. Oh yeah, and Searchlight’s latest addition to the season: “Hitchcock.”

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Anthony Hopkins cuts a mean profile as Alfred 'Hitchcock'

Posted by · 5:50 pm · April 18th, 2012

Principle photography on Sacha Gervasi’s Alfred Hitchcok biopic creatively titled “Hitchcock” began last Friday in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight has released the first still of Hopkins in full Hitchcock makeup and attire.

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