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“Young Adult” scribe Diablo Cody says early Oscar buzz “freaks me out” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: You see? We’re not the only ones backing off of making bold predictions for Oscar contenders that’ve yet to screen. Even Diablo Cody, writer of Jason Reitman’s anticipated “Young Adult,” says she’s a little freaked out seeing their film on Oscar prognosticators’ lists, given the fact that the film has just started screening for select groups.

This clip was shot at the Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills over the weekend, where Cody collected the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for “Adult” from one of her heroes, Quentin Tarantino. It was one of many unbelievable and spontaneous moments that occurred on stage at the gala, and the clip hit so squarely on a topic we were discussing lately that I just had to post it. It’s from the L.A. Times (via Awards Daily):

Cody says “Young Adult” mainly is getting recognition on the awards circuit for Charlize Theron, who plays a spoiled, self-centered brat who returns to her hometown and raises hell. But she has to realize that a reunion of Team “Juno” would have Oscar tongues wagging. And now that some folks have seen the film, we’re hearing very good things about Theron, the script, the direction, and co-star Patton Oswalt.

“Young Adult” reaches theaters in December. We’ll see if it’s still in the Oscar discussion come January and February.

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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 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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