September 19, 2015
        “Inside Out”: Looking at potential Best Animated Feature Contenders                "Black Mass" could get Johnny Depp back in the Oscar game                J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015                Roger Deakins offers up some of his very best cinematography in "Sicario"                "The Martian" launches itself as an awards hopeful at the Toronto Film Festival                "Steve Jobs": Oscar predictions for September                "Sleeping with Other People" is one of the most charming films of 2015                Sandra Bullock looks like a contender in the Trailer for "Our Brand is Crisis"                Sam Smith will sing the theme song for the upcoming 007 film "Spectre"                Richard Gere is an under the radar Best Actor contender for "Time Out of Mind"                Telluride and Venice launch festival debuts into the Oscar race                “The Hateful Eight”: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay Contenders                David O. Russell and Ridley Scott: Which filmmaking contenders this year are most due for their first win?                Telluride Announces 2015 Lineup - Steve Jobs, Black Mass, Suffragette                “Sicario”: Ten Films to see in September        

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

By Sean O’Connell’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, 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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