May 24, 2017

Awards Season Roundup: Does Mel Gibson’s “Beaver” have an Oscar shot?

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

Pete Hammond talks to people who have seen Jodie Foster’sThe Beaver” starts the balling rolling on what could become a “Mel Gibson for Best Actor” campaign.

In response, Kris Tapley writes, “This … it’s just … crazy, right? Right?”

David Fincher will be on the cover of New York Magazine, interviewed by Mark Harris. Here’s a full transcript.

Meanwhile, “Social Network” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin opens up to W magazine.

I wonder if the recent win by “The Departed” hurt Ben Affleck’s chances of scoring a Best Picture nomination for “The Town?” Either way, Patrick Goldstein and Jeff Wells both say Pete Hammond is crazy for thinking the picture has a chance at a nomination.

Vanity Fair chats up Oliver Stone.

And finally, will Joaquin Phoenix – who is still retired, as far as I know – play J. Edgar Hoover for Clint Eastwood?

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, 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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