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Oscar Talk: Nomination Ballots Due, PGA and ADG Nods, Best Picture Predictions

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 4, 2013 at 11:43AM

On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss where we are right now with Oscar nominations ballots due January 4 and the impact of this week's Producers Guild and Art Directors Guild nominations. Which films will be on the Best Picture list-will it be seven, eight or even ten? We assess what's sure of a spot, what's not, and long-shot possibilities.
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On this week's Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss where we are right now with Oscar nominations ballots due January 4 and the impact of this week's Producers Guild and Art Directors Guild nominations. Which films will be on the Best Picture list-will it be seven, eight or even ten? We assess what's sure of a spot, what's not, and long-shot possibilities.

Here's the podcast, which is also on iTunes. Next week: Writers Guild and Oscar nominations, which willl be announced January 10. It feels WAY too early.

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Producers Guild Awards, Art Directors Guild


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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.