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Weekly Wrap: Oscar Contenders Big and Small, Production News, Lawrence and Morgan Talk

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 29, 2010 at 6:06AM

Thompson on Hollywood


With awards season speculation in full swing, Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley's Oscar Talk considered Little Movies That Can't and the top Animated films as the deadline nears, Animal Kingdom dominated the Australian Film Awards, we considered art house favorite I Am Love's Tilda Swinton and the only way she'll get an Oscar nomination. We took a peak at Nicole Kidman in the Rabbit Hole trailer which sets her up for Oscar consideration, and recognized Gabriel Yared and the other musical talents being honored.

Our wrap of the week's best Oscar chatter includes Blue Valentine's Ryan Gosling (interviewed by Steve Carell) and the best Actress Death Match.


Thompson on Hollywood

Anne Thompson interviewed both Peter Morgan, screenwriter of Hereafter, The Queen and Frost/Nixon (and took a crack at Bond), and rising southern star (and Oscar contender) Jennifer Lawrence on her Winter's Bone experience, her approach to acting (no training, thank you), and why there's blue paint in her ears.


We checked out Paranormal Activity 2's jaw-dropping performance and Hereafter at the weekend box office, and took at look at Love and Other Drugs's early reviews - "shockingly conventional" yet "addictive."


- In production news we considered Who Will Direct Cleopatra now that James Cameron is booked for Avatar 2 and 3, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises (in 2-D), Matt Damon
on his hiatus from the Bourne franchise and the Top Gun sequel Tony Scott has in the works.


- With Mel Gibson quickly outed from his Hangover 2 cameo, we pondered Roles That Could Have Been, watched French actress Cecile de France discuss working on Hereafter with Clint Eastwood, and looked at Andrew Sullivan's Best Practices for Bloggers.

This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Independents, Video, TOH: Best of the Week, Oscars, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Chris Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, Edward Zwick, Batman, Bourne, Paranormal Activity, Matt Damon, Annette Bening, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Trailers, Interviews

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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.