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Oscar Talk: What's Up, Down After Gothams, Indie Spirits, National Board of Review

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 3, 2010 at 6:12AM

This week Kris Tapley, indieWIRE's Peter Knegt and I analyze the impact of the Gotham Awards, Indie Spirit noms, the National Board of Review and the Coens' finally viewed and reviewed True Grit on the awards race. Kris went to the Inception DVD/Oscar party (so did Amy Dawes). It's a contender--but 127 Hours could be a little shaky.
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Thompson on Hollywood

This week Kris Tapley, indieWIRE's Peter Knegt and I analyze the impact of the Gotham Awards, Indie Spirit noms, the National Board of Review and the Coens' finally viewed and reviewed True Grit on the awards race. Kris went to the Inception DVD/Oscar party (so did Amy Dawes). It's a contender--but 127 Hours could be a little shaky.

This article is related to: Reviews, Stuck In Love, Headliners, Directors, Awards, Indie Spirits, Oscars, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Chris Nolan, David Fincher, Coens, Colin Firth, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges, Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bloggers, Critics


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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.