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Awards Season Roundup: “Let Me In” deserves a Best Picture nod, according to one pundit

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.

Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In,” which opens on Friday, “should be one of the ten 2010 Best Picture nominees. It’s that good.” These are the words of noted columnist Jeff Wells. Is he right? It’s too soon to say, with at least five or six more contenders left to screen. But if “In” gets in, I think it’s because “District 9” blazed a trail for genre flicks last year.

Meanwhile, Gregory Ellwood lists 15 Best Picture contenders as of Sept. 27. Where does “The Social Network” fall? How about “The King’s Speech?” And what films sit on the outside of the Top 10 looking in?

Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky sits down with Alex Billington of First Showing.

Speaking of “Black Swan,” actress Natalie Portman tells MTV she’d do a sequel to “The Professional,” but only if Luc Besson agrees to direct. (Here’s a hint: He probably won’t.)

Thelma Adams of US Weekly wonders (via Gold Derby) if “Made In Dagenham” can get Sally Hawkins an Oscar nod.

While on the same site, Tom O’Neil says social relevance will help “The Social Network” as it campaigns for Oscar’s top prizes.

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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 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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  • September 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    I agree Sean, “Let Me In” deserves one, but it will be a challenge convincing Academy voters that a vampire is prime. The film plays almost as poignantly as “E.T.”

  • September 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    It would be a travesy for Reeves to get an award when all he’s doing is passing off someone’s work as his own.

  • September 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    Oh, I’m not ready to say it deserves one, Anthony. That was Jeff Wells’ statement. All I’m saying is if the tide carries LET ME IN into the Top 10 (and it’s possible), it will be because movies like DISTRICT 9 softened the Academy to genre flicks and made them realize they can be art, as well.

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  • September 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    Well realistically all movies are unoriginal since they based on someone’s elses work: novels or older movies. Bascially all comic movies, all vampire movies, even Gone with the wind was copied off a book. So basically you saying everyone is unoriginal okay. Is it a great movie is what counts.
    I hope the movie does well.

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