October 23, 2016
        Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars                Tom Hanks to receive Hollywood Actor Award for "Sully" @ Hollywood Film Awards                "Certain Women" showcases Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams                Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood's biggest and most diverse superstar                "The Birth of a Nation" looks to survive controversy and contend for awards                "The Girl on the Train" hopes to transport Emily Blunt to the Oscar race        

Awards Season Roundup: Will Kidman’s ‘Rabbit Hole’ open in time to thrust her into the race?

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race.

Sasha Stone takes a look at the Best Picture race, emphasizing the current buzz surrounding “The King’s Speech” and “127 Hours.”

Writing for Deadline, Pete Hammond wonders if films like “Rabbit Hole” or “The Conspirator,” which each might have awards potential in them, will be released in time to matter.

As we mentioned earlier, David Fincher’s “The Social Network” started collecting a handful of extremely positive reviews. The Wrap rounds most of them up for one lengthy post.

Meanwhile, Dave Karger draws comparisons between TIFF 2008 (which also had a lot of Oscar buzz for new movies by Aronofsky and Boyle) and TIFF 2010.

And the first reviews I read for David Schwimmer’s “Trust” were negative, but The Hollywood Reporter disagrees. Ray Bennett writes that “forceful performances” from Clive Owen and Catherine Keener “drive a well-balanced tale about dangers of online friendships.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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