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Oscar Talk: Nominations and Predictions

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 24, 2014 at 7:49PM

In this week's Oscar Talk Kris Tapley of In Contention and I debate and assess the state of the Oscar race post-nominations and PGA tie. DGA is Saturday.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave,' directed by Steve McQueen.
Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave,' directed by Steve McQueen.

In this week's Oscar Talk Kris Tapley of In Contention and I debate and assess the state of the Oscar race post-nominations and PGA tie. DGA is Saturday. 

The race is starting to solidify. But the Best Picture race is intense. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are leading. And will there be a Picture/Director split? 

This article is related to: DGA, Oscars, Academy Awards, Awards, Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Awards Season Roundup


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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.