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Oscar Talk: The Best Actress Race, Chances for 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' 'Marigold Hotel,' 'Sessions' & 'Hitchcock'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 5, 2012 at 1:30PM

On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I discuss the best actress race, among others, and the chances for Fox Searchlight's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "The Sessions" and "Hitchcock."
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"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Oscar Talk, Episode 3

On this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I discuss the best actress race, among others, and the chances for Fox Searchlight's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "The Sessions" and "Hitchcock."

Listen to the podcast here.

This article is related to: Oscars, Awards, Academy Awards, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Sessions, Lincoln


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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.