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Meryl Streep and Chicago winners are today’s top Oscar news items – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Christmas is coming, and the goose is getting fat, but there’s still plenty of news happening on the Oscar campaign trail as we head into the final weeks of 2011.

Christmas Day will see the release of multiple Oscar contenders, from Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” to Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” “The Iron Lady” and “The Girl With the DRagon Tattoo” will reach theaters. Plenty of major events are happening.

Let’s run through a list of the top new items this Monday morning:

– “Drive” and “The Descendants” led the pack of winners at the Satellite Awards Sunday night.

– The Chicago Film Critics Association gave their Best Picture honors to Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” this morning. Malick also took Director, while acting awards went to Michael Shannon (“Take Shelter”), Michelle Williams (“My Week With Marilyn”), Albert Brooks (“Drive”) and Jessica Chastain (“The Tree of Life”).

– One problem people are having with “Extremely Loud” is the character of Oskar (played with commendable irritability by Thomas Horn). I totally agree. But understanding his Asperger’s Syndrome turns the movie around for me. I wonder if it will for you.

– And finally, Meryl Streep was profiled on “60 Minutes” Sunday night. It’s worth a watch:


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– The cast of “The Artist.”
Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”
Seth Rogen and Will Reiser for “50/50.”

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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 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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