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Oscar Talk Episode Thirteen: Avatar, Lovely Bones, Crazy Heart, Parties

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 6, 2009 at 12:30AM

Kris Tapley and I discuss the week's frenetic doings: National Board of Review, parties for The Hurt Locker, Crazy Heart and The Lovely Bones, and the upcoming sci-fi monster Avatar.
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Kris Tapley and I discuss the week's frenetic doings: National Board of Review, parties for The Hurt Locker, Crazy Heart and The Lovely Bones, and the upcoming sci-fi monster Avatar.

MTV has posted last week's MTV live stream with Avatar's James Cameron, Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington; here's Time's Avatar takeout By Rebecca Winters Keegan, who has also written a Cameron bio, The Futurist.


This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Franchises, Independents, Studios, Oscars, Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow, Avatar, Summit, Weinsteins, Fox Searchlight, Paramount/Vantage/Insurge/CBS


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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.