May 29, 2017

Awards Season Roundup: Tracking the Best Director candidates

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

Awards Tracker tracks this year’s Best Director race.

Annette Bening, Hilary Swank, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman are just a few of the actresses who sit down for THR’s first awards roundtable.

Speaking of Portman, Fox Searchlight has put a little piece of “Black Swan” into people’s mailboxes.

We already know someone passed out at the L.A. premiere of “127 Hours.” But HitFox says those who stayed to the end gave Danny Boyle’s film a standing ovation.

Javier Bardem will be honored in Palm Springs for his beautiful “Biutiful” performance.

Tyler Perry’sFor Colored Girls” opens Friday, prompting Steve Pond to wonder if the film can earn an Oscar nomination for Janet Jackson.

Collider has a poster and plot synopsis for Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life.”

And finally, MGM – home to many an Oscar winner – has filed for bankruptcy.

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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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