April 23, 2014

Awards Season Roundup: Does Christian Bale have a puncher’s chance for “The Fighter?”


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.

Movieline’s latest Oscar charts asks if Christian Bale of “The Fighter” can get into the race, and coins the excellent phrase “Chowderhead Verite.”

Sean Penn reportedly will go after a Supporting Actor nomination for his work in Doug Liman’s “Fair Game.” But one pundit thinks that’s a bad idea.

IndieWIRE wonders if a documentary can work its way into the Best Picture field.

We finally have a new trailer for “I Love You Phillip Morris,” which stars Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey and opens on Dec. 3.

And a poster for “Rabbit Hole.”

Miramax hired News Corp. exec Mike Lang to be its new CEO.

Jennifer Lawrence chats “Winter’s Bone” with Anne Thompson.

And finally, Gold Derby polls its readers to see who will triumph in the Best Supporting Actress category.

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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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