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Best of the Week: Here Come the Oscars, Film Independent Interview, News, Reviews and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood February 22, 2013 at 3:24PM

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The best stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Nate Silver Predicts the Oscars -- Statistical Frontrunners and Nominees with "more noise than signal"

Oscar Talk: Final Predictions

Oscar Watch: Why Actor-Directors Have the Advantage at the Oscars

Why "Searching for Sugarman" is a Slam Dunk for the Documentary Oscar

Why "Life of Pi" Will Win Multiple Oscars Next Weekend

Immersed in Movies: Final Oscar Thoughts

Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar Race

Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Costume Design Oscar Race, from "Anna Karenina" to "Snow White"

Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Music Oscar Race

Interviews:

Film Independent Chiefs McManus and Welsh Preview Indie Spirits, Take Stock of LACMA and LAFF

Television:

"Girls" Recap 6: The "Boys" Aren't in Kansas Anymore, Toto

Features:

Transitions in Media World, from Time Warner Mags to a Variety Reboot; Sragow Returns to L.A.

Robin Wright Hits a Groove, from "House of Cards" to Upcoming "Congress" and "Most Wanted Man"

Reviews:

Now and Then: In "For Ellen," the Many Faces of Paul Dano

News:

Weinstein Company Takes Biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Starring Idris Elba: Oscar Fodder?

Roadside Attractions Takes "In a World..." with Sony Worldwide

Prisoner Garth Drabinsky Returns to Work on Day-Parole

UPDATED "5 Broken Cameras" Oscar Contender Detained En Route to Oscars, Issues Statement: "Example of what my people face every day"

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.