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Oscar Talk: Impact of New York Critics, National Board of Review, Indie Spirits, We Bought a Zoo Review

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 2, 2011 at 11:53AM

Oscar Talk: Impact of New York Critics, National Board of Review, Indie Spirits, We Bought a Zoo Review
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In this week's Oscar Talk podcast,
Kris Tapley and I survey the field AFTER this week's awards voting from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review, Gothams and the Indie Spirit nominations. We wonder, is Meryl Streep ahead of Viola Davis? Is Glenn Close still in contention for "Albert Nobbs"? Is Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" in trouble? Can "Ides of March" make a comeback? Is Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" heading for Top Five status? Or  is "The Help"?
 
We review Cameron Crowe's hip but accessible "We Bought a Zoo." We are both seeing "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Friday morning, so stay tuned.
 

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Critics Groups, Critics, Independents, Indie Spirits, Oscars, Woody Allen


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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.