Awards Season Roundup: Can “Toy Story 3” actually win the Best Picture Oscar?

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

Does “Toy Story 3” have any chance of winning the Best Picture Oscar? Disney certainly thinks so.

Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, who won her first statue for playing transgendered teen Brandon Teena in Kimberly Peirce’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” speaks out against bullying and LGBT suicides.

People says Michael Douglas, who might wind up in the Best Actor race for “Solitary Man” or “Wall Street,” is nearing the end of his treatments for throat cancer. And if anyone needs a harsh reminder about how vicious cancer can be on one’s body, they need only to look at the photographs of a physically reduced Douglas posted on Our prayers are with him.

Vanity Fair analyzes “The Social Network.”

Tom O’Neil brings back Gold Derby.

Judi Dench could compete for an Oscar in 2011, now that she has signed up for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

And Steve Pond talks to Academy members who say an Oscar move to January would be “a terrible idea.”

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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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