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Oscar Talk: Ides of March's Clooney vs. Gosling vs. Hoffman, Supporting Categories

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 30, 2011 at 4:15AM

Now that we've both seen George Clooney's political thriller The Ides of March, Kris Tapley and I dig into not only Oscar prospects for that film, but the list of supporting players in contention for this year. We also debate the respective box office fates of Drive and Warrior as well as how success in theaters impacts a film's awards chances. (CORRECTION: Yes, Clooney won best supporting actor for Syriana and not Good Night, and Good Luck.)
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Now that we've both seen George Clooney's political thriller The Ides of March, Kris Tapley and I dig into not only Oscar prospects for that film, but the list of supporting players in contention for this year. We also debate the respective box office fates of Drive and Warrior as well as how success in theaters impacts a film's awards chances. (CORRECTION: Yes, Clooney won best supporting actor for Syriana and not Good Night, and Good Luck.)

And what about the still unseen Oscar spoilers: J. Edgar, Young Adult, War Horse, The Iron Lady and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, which boasts a new trailer this week? I'll be flying to New York next week to check out My Week with Marilyn at the New York Film Festival.

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This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Oscars, Fall, Winter, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Period, Independents, Drama, comedy, Biopics, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Keira Knightley, Meryl Streep


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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.