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Oscar Talk Post-Nominations: 'Hugo' vs. "The Artist,' Snubs and Surprises, Predictions

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 24, 2012 at 5:37PM

In this week's Oscar Talk podcast, I go over Tuesday's nominations with In Contention's Kris Tapley and Guy Lodge.
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In this week's Oscar Talk podcast, In Contention's Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge and I go over Tuesday's nominations.

After figuring out who comes out ahead, the likely top five, and picking winners in every category, we decide that we want the old five best pictures back.

How to explain "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" getting one of nine best picture slots with only one other nomination (Max Von Sydow)? The new voting system that favors movies that voters put at the top of their ballots.

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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.