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Oscar Talk: 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' Top the Fall Fests So Far

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 20, 2013 at 11:59AM

Kris Tapley of In Contention and I resume our Oscar Talk Podcast, discussing the current awards season frontrunners that emerged during TIFF and Telluride.
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Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in "Gravity"
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in "Gravity"

On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I do a roundup of where we are post-fall film festivals. "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" are at the top of the Oscar heap right now, with a batch of other contenders below, from "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and the Coens' latest, "Inside Llewyn Davis," to $100 million hit "The Butler." Will that movie last through the long haul? We remind that it is only September, people! (The Gurus O' Gold are still all over the place.)

Listen and weep. 

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Oscars, 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sandra Bullock, Sandra Bullock, Alfonso Cuaron


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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.