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Awards Season Roundup: “Dragon” becoming animated series for Cartoon Network

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.

Though many of us have been discussing the ongoing Oscar race since the days and weeks leading up to Venice and Telluride, Vanity Fair declares that, on Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. ET, the race has begun. Welcome to the party, pals!

Oscar pundit Scott Feinberg wonders where “Winter’s Bone” star Jennifer Lawrence fits in the Best Actress race? (My answer: Near the top.)

In summing up the state of the 2010 Oscar race at this point, Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone admits “what I know, what anyone else knows, isn’t much.”

Meanwhile, the five kids featured in Davis Guggenheim’s emotional documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” visited the White House yesterday.

And on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Morgan Freeman will receive AFI’s lifetime achievement award, Tom O’Neil answers blog posters who wonder if he’s the right choice.

Overseas, a gathering of New Zealand actors are beginning to think a boycott of “The Hobbit” would cause more harm than good.

And “How to Train Your Dragon,” which seems like a lock for an Oscar nomination in the animation category, is going to be turned into an animated series for Cartoon Network.

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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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