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Oscar Talk: 'Les Mis' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' Are Powerful Contenders, Whither 'Django Unchained'?

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by Anne Thompson
November 30, 2012 12:38 PM
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On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I review the Oscar impact of post-9/11 CIA thriller "Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to Oscar-winner "The Hurt Locker," and soaring musical "Les Miserables," Tom Hooper's follow-up to his Oscar-Winning "The King's Speech."

Both are strong competitors, we agree, though critics and audiences are still to weigh in. Next up this weekend: screenings start on Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited "Django Unchained" and Peter Jackson's less anticipated "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

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We also delve into the incredibly competitive documentary feature race, picking our frontrunners. (I review "Zero Dark Thirty" and cover Q & A here; more in my Oscar Predicts chart.)

4 Comments

  • Andrew B | November 30, 2012 7:46 PMReply

    can't wait to see Zero Dark Thirty!

  • K C | November 30, 2012 7:45 PMReply

    bravo Madame Bigelow!

  • AR | November 30, 2012 7:37 PMReply

    It's interesting that the Hunger Games succes is now going to be a disadvantage for Jennifer Lawrence. People will think that she's already been rewarded and will go for Jessica Chastain instead.

  • Michael | December 1, 2012 9:55 PM

    The "disadvantage" for Lawrence is how overrated she is. She has talent but they speak of her as if she's a grade A thespian.

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