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Weekly Wrap: Awards Season Heats Up, Mirren Speaks, The Breathtaking Tree of Life, Miramax Sequels

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 17, 2010 at 10:11AM

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AWARDS

- TOH's 2010 Ten Best List and 2010 Best Performances.

- Oscar Talk: Predicts Post-Critics Groups, Globes, SAG.

- Oscar Watch: TOH vs. Turan on KUSC.

- Golden Globes: Nominations Led by King’s Speech, with Seven.

- Oscar Watch: Adams, Bale, Wahlberg Promote The Fighter with Brio and Charm plus The Fighter’s Success Has Many Fathers.

- Pundits Predict Golden Globes Winners: The King’s Speech and The Kids Are All Right.

- Screen Actors Guild Surprises: John Hawkes and Hilary Swank; Blue Valentine Shut Out.

INTERVIEWS

- Helen Mirren Talks The Tempest, RED, The Debt, Shakespeare.

- John Wells Talks Company Men, Downsizing Economy and Hollywood Dramas.

HOLLYWOOD

- Beauty Watch: Theron vs. Roberts as Evil Queen, Portman and Cassel Talk about Women.

- Three Critics: Are Sequels Killing Hollywood?.

- The Tree Of Life Trailer: Ten Stunning Images.

- New Miramax: What Do We Know? Lang and Weinsteins Partner on Sequels.

- REVIEW: How Do You Know Early Reviews: “Disappointment,” “Separation From Real Life,” “Purged of Charisma”

MEDIA

- Gender Watch: Geena Davis and PTC on Sexualization of Women and Girls On Screen.

- Roger Ebert Launches New “At the Movies” on PBS January 21—Without Elvis Mitchell.

- IndieWIRE Blog Network Launches James on ScreenS.

FESTIVALS

- EXCLUSIVE: First Athena Film Festival Line-Up: Miss Representation, Desert Flower.

- SXSW Opens with World Premiere of Duncan Jones’ Source Code, Starring Jake Gyllenhall.

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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.