May 22, 2017

Awards Season Roundup: “Black Swan” set to soar in Savannah

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

Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” will open the Savannah Film Festival tomorrow night, Oct. 30. The eight-day event boasts gala screenings of “Rabbit Hole,” “Blue Valentine,” “Made in Dagenham,” “Another Year,” and a closing-night viewing of Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours.” The fest also plans to honor Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen, and Isabella Rossellini, who are expected to attend.

In music news, Collider sits down with “127 Hours” composer A.R. Rahman.

And Steve Pond talks to “The Social Network” composer Trent Reznor.

Dave Karger says Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” scored the first For Your Consideration ad. Meanwhile, Awards Daily collects them all in a gallery.

HitFix dives into the Best Supporting Actor category.

While a ton of next year’s Oscar contenders received release dates, including Tom Hanks’ “Larry Crowne,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and Ron Howard’s installment of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower.”

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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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