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Oscar Talk: Animation, Directors, Michael Douglas, Wall Street, Alice in Wonderland, Fair Game

by Anne Thompson
October 22, 2010 3:52 AM
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Kris Tapley of In Contention and I talk about some low-profile films that may not make it into the race--including Solitary Man, Welcome to the Rileys--and whether Michael Douglas has a chance. We rate the three strong Andrew Garfield performances of the year: Red Riding Trilogy, Never Let Me Go, The Social Network.

We ask, is it possible, with ten best picture nominees, for a lone director to get a nod when his (usually male, I know) film does not? Mike Leigh (Another Year) and Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) are possibilities. We debate the animated top three: after Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon, will it be The Illusionist, or Despicable Me? We don't think Disney's campaign for Alice in Wonderland will yield more than well-deserved technical nods. We both like Fair Game, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, but don't see too much Oscar action for it.


  • steandric | October 23, 2010 1:26 AMReply

    You're doing it again.

    "Fair Game" stars, clearly, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.

    Why do you slight Watts again and alter the order?

  • dAns | October 22, 2010 8:26 AMReply

    I do not think you do a year of good performance
    as solitary man and opportunism. but each with their opinion.

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