January 19, 2017

Awards Season Roundup: Will Focus push Plummer into the Oscar 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.

Anne Thompson (wisely) speculates that Focus Features will try and get Christopher Plummer into the Oscar race for “Beginners.”

Over at HitFix, Gregory Ellwood wonders if David O. Russell’sThe Fighter” has a puncher’s chance in this year’s Oscar race.

Will the Best Actress race boil down to Natalie Portman versus Annette Bening?

Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” is the year’s best film? FIPRESCI thinks so.

Has “The King’s Speech” peaked too soon? Kris Tapley wonders.

The L.A. Times is a little late with that “Toronto 2010 feels like Toronto 2008” story.

Meanwhile, David Carr of The N.Y. Times digs into David Fincher’sThe Social Network” ahead of that film’s screening at the New York Film Festival.

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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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