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Oscar Talk: Who Will Win Animated Shorts, Best Actor, Best Picture

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 10, 2012 at 12:40PM

The end of the Oscar race is in sight and if Kris Tapley and I sound a bit frayed, we are. We dig into the animated shorts and a few of the live action ones as well. I finally caught up with "Bullhead," which will not, I think, beat "A Separation." Kris wonders if "Monsieur Lazhar" will. We debate the still contentious best actor race, again.
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Best Actors, Oldman, Dujardin, Bichir, Pitt, Clooney
Best Actors, Oldman, Dujardin, Bichir, Pitt, Clooney

The end of the Oscar race is in sight and if Kris Tapley and I sound a bit frayed, we are. We dig into the animated shorts and a few of the live action ones as well. I finally caught up with "Bullhead," which will not, I think, beat "A Separation." Kris wonders if "Monsieur Lazhar" will. We debate the still contentious best actor race, again.

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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.