Oscars: Will LAFCA go with “The Descendants,” as predicted? – AWARDS ALLEY
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The Oscar race expects to narrow (slightly) over the next few days, with new critics’ groups weighing in on their selections for year-end bests, and the HFPA expected to reveal its Golden Globe nominations on Thursday. Let’s do a quick run through the stories of the weekend, so far:
– The Broadcast Film Critics’ Association (of which I am a member) votes on their annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this weekend. Ballots are due back on Sunday. Nominees will be revealed shortly after. Stay tuned.
– The Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association [ LAFCA] votes Sunday. Glenn Whipp guesses Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” will triumph.
– Oscar blogger Jeff Wells thinks Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” could upset “War Horse” in the battle to beat “The Artist” in the Oscar race. I tend to agree.
– Fifteen films will compete for the Visual Effects Oscar, and they are …
– And finally, will there be an Oscar statues to hand out next year?
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