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And the Oscars will go to … — AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Do or die time. After month and months of tracking the Oscar race, it’s time to put up (and shut up) by posting my official picks for Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
And while I have been saying (OK, complaining) that too many of tonight’s winners are all but predetermined, there’s still a few mysteries to be solved, primarily in the below-the-line categories, where deserving films could take home Oscar gold.
So, without further ado, here are my selections for tonight’s winners, bolded in each category. I hope they help you win an Oscar pool or two. Enjoy the show!
Best Picture
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
“Hugo”
“Midnight In Paris”
“The Help”
“Moneyball”
“War Horse”
“The Tree of Life”
Best Actor
Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Best Actress
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Rooney Mara, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Best Director
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Max Von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Original Screenplay
Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
JC Chandor, “Margin Call”
Asghar Farhadi, “A Separation”
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, “Bridesmaids”
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
John Logan, “Hugo”
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, “The Ides of March”
Aaron Sorkin, Steven Zaillian, “Moneyball”
Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughn, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Best Animated Feature
“A Cat In Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Kung Fu Panda 2″
“Puss in Boots”
“Rango”
Best Foreign Feature
“Bullhead” (Belgium)
“Footnote” (Israel)
“In Darkness” (Poland)
“Monsiuer Lazhar” (Canada)
“A Separation” (Iran)
Best Art Direction
“The Artist”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Hugo”
“Midnight in Paris”
“War Horse”
Best Cinematography
“The Artist”
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“The Tree of Life”
“War Horse”
Best Costume Design
“Anonymous”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Jane Eyre”
“W.E.”
Best Documentary Feature
“Hell and Back Again”
“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
“Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory”
“Pina”
“Undefeated”
Best Documentary Short
“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”
“God Is the Bigger Elvis”
“Incident in New Baghdad”
“Saving Face”
“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”
Best Film Editing
“The Artist”
“The Descendants”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Hugo”
“Moneyball”
Best Make-Up
“Albert Nobbs”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“The Iron Lady”
Best Original Score
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“The Artist”
“Hugo”
“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
“War Horse”
Best Original Song
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from “Rio” [...]

Oscars: Reese Witherspoon to present to Alexander Payne at ACE Eddie Awards – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Reese Witherspoon, whose latest film “This Means War” opens in theaters next week, will join editor Kevin Tent, A.C.E. to present “The Descendants” director – and her “Election” collaborator – Alexander Payne with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor at the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards. They will be held on Feb. 18.
The black-tie event will take place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Witherspoon and Tent will be joined by industry luminaries such as Clint Eastwood, who will be presenting to Career Achievement honoree Joel Cox, A.C.E. and Dick Wolf who will present to Career Achievement Honoree Doug Ibold, A.C.E.
Additional presenters include Robert Forster, famed editor Anne Coates, A.C.E., Rumer Willis (90210), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, Castle), Robert Morse (Mad Men), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Matthew Lillard (The Descendants), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist), Donald Faison (The Exes) and Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights).
As previously announced, Patton Oswalt will serve as the evening’s MC.
Nominees for the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards were previously announced and can be found at www.AMERICANCINEMAEDITORS.com.
Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Producer Jim Burke for “The Descendants.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Woody Harrelson for “Rampart.”
- 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.”
- Producer Grant Heslov for “The Ides of March.”
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Zooey Deschanel, Patton Oswalt’s Twitter account and “Extremely Loud” in today’s Oscar news — AWARSD ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: What? You thought that once the Oscar nominations were revealed, things would slow down a tad? That we’d have a moment to catch our breath, maybe visit with loved ones we’ve neglected since September, and think about films other than the ones that are up for an Academy Award this year?
Yeah, right. There’s still PLENTY of news to report not that we’ve shifted into Phase Two of the Oscar campaign. Let’s hit the big stories of the day:
- Zooey Deschanel and Joel McHale (two stars better known for television projects at the moment) have been tapped to host the 2012 Writers Guild Awards. Expect them to be sarcastically adorable.
- Did you catch Patton Oswalt’s humorous Twitter thread inviting all the snubbed talents – Andy Serkis, Albert Brooks, Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton – to a bar for Karaoke?
- Even better: Did you see Swinton’s joyous response? (Basically, she’s in.)
- Critic Tim Robey examines what it is the Academy seems to love about “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ director Stephen Daldry.
- And finally, an alternate (and honest) take on the movie posters for this year’s Oscar nominees. Worth a look!
Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Woody Harrelson for “Rampart.”
- 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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Oscars: Charlize Theron’s “Young Adult” heading to Berlin – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Jason Reitman’s successfully killing two birds with one stone.
The Oscar-nominated director revealed that his latest film, “Young Adult,” will screen at the Berlin Film Festival in February. The screening also will serve as the film’s German premiere.
“Young Adult” has been earning its stars awards recognition leading up to the Oscar nominations on Jan. 24. Charlize Theron, who plays a self-centered YA novelist, earned nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Satellite Awards and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who bestowed the beauty with a Golden Globe nom. Her co-star, Patton Oswalt, also has been collecting nominations for his performance as Matt, a handicapped nerd from Theron’s home town who helps her “connect” to her fading roots.
Diablo Cody, who penned Reitman’s “Young Adult” script, picked up the Hollywood Screenwriter Award at our Hollywood Film Festival in October. Her acceptance speech is below.
In addition to “Young Adult,” the Berlin festival also added to its slate “I, Anna,” the directorial debut of Charlotte Rampling’s son, Barnaby Southcombe. The film noir co-stars Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell and Eddie Marsan.
And Chris Kenneally’s documentary “Side By Side” was put on the schedule. The doc looks at digital cinema, and featured interviews with the lieks of David Fincher, Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese and James Cameron.

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
- Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
- Woody Harrelson for “Rampart.”
- 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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ACE Eddie Awards for best editing announced – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The American Cinema Editors announced their nominations for the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Monday morning, recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries.
Like the Golden Globes, the editors divide their films between “Dramatic” and “Comedic” categories, so its tough to peg how (or if) they play into the five Oscar nomination slots. At the very least, you can guess that the Academy’s five nominees will come from the five features listed below.
Winners will be revealed during ACE’s 62nd annual black-tie awards ceremony on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. As previously announced, the ceremony will be hosted by actor/comedian Patton Oswalt. Later this month ACE will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.
Here are the nominees for 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards:
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC):
The Descendants
Kevin Tent, A.C.E.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E.
Hugo
Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E.
Moneyball
Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E.
War Horse
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL):
The Artist
Anne-Sophie Bion & Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids
William Kerr & Michael L. Sale
Midnight in Paris
Alisa Lepselter
My Week with Marilyn
Adam Recht
Young Adult
Dana E. Glauberman, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
The Adventures of Tintin
Michael Kahn, A.C.E.
Puss in Boots
Eric Dapkewicz
Rango
Craig Wood, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION:
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Mister Softee”
Roger Nygard
Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Palestinian Chicken”
Steven Rasch, A.C.E.
Modern Family: “Express Christmas”
Steven Rasch, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Breaking Bad: “End Times”
Kelley Dixon
Breaking Bad: “Face Off”
Skip MacDonald
Friday Night Lights: “Always”
Angela M. Catanzaro
The Good Wife: “Real Deal”
Hibah Frisina, A.C.E.
The Walking Dead: “Save the Last One”
Hunter Via, A.C.E.
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION:
Boardwalk Empire: “To the Lost”
Tim Streeto
Game of Thrones: “Baelor”
Frances Parker, A.C.E.
Homeland: “Pilot”
Jordan Goldman, David Latham
BEST EDITED MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE FOR TELEVISION:
Cinema Verite
Sarah Flack, A.C.E. & Robert Pulcini

Downton Abbey, Episode 1.1
John Wilson, A.C.E.

Mildred Pierce, Part 1 

Affonso Gonçalves & Camilla Toniolo
BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY:

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Joe Bini & Maya Hawke
Freedom Riders
Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
David Tedeschi
BEST EDITED REALITY SERIES:
Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations: “Haiti”
Eric Lasby
Beyond Scared Straight : “Chowchilla”
Rob Goubeaux, A.C.E., Paul J. Coyne, A.C.E., Heather Abell, Audrey Capotosta, Maura Corey, Jeremy Gantz & Molly Shock
Whale Wars: “Race to Save Lives”
Eric Myerson, Pete Ritchie & Josh Crockett
Final Ballots will be mailed on January 23 and voting ends on February 9. The Blue Ribbon panels where judging for all television [...]

DiCaprio, Clooney and Bob Dylan confirmed for the Critics’ Choice – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Ben Kingsley and more have been announced as presenters at Thursday night’s 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which are being held at the Hollywood Palladium and televised live on VH1.
The star-studded affair, thrown annually by the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association, already announced that it will honor Sean Penn with the group’s Joel Siegel Award (by Clooney), and that Martin Scorsese will receive the Music+Film Award.
Presenting to Scorsese will be DiCaprio and Olivia Harrelson, as Scorsese is being nominated for his George Harrison documentary at the event. Also, as part of Scorsese’s presentation, the BFCA has secured a live performance by the icon, Bob Dylan.
The BFCA also revealed an array of presenters for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards including Vin Diesel, Kirsten Dunst, Donald Glover, Mindy Kaling, Ben Kingsley, Diane Kruger, Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Jason Segel and Owen Wilson.
Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel host this year’s event, which will be televised on VH1 on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
- Harvey Weinstein
- The cast of “The Artist.”
- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
- Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
- Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
- Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
- David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
- 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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Patton Oswalt on Charlize Theron, “Big Fan” fans and the comedy of “Young Adult” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult” finally opened in limited release last Friday, Dec. 9, though the dark comedy has been in the Oscar discussion for weeks.
Even before positive reviews started circulating, awards trackers highlighted “Adult” on their release calendars because it reunited Reitman with his “Juno” screenwriter, Diablo Cody (who won an Oscar the last time they collaborated). Then buzz started swirling around Charlize Theron’s performance as Mavis Gary, a self-centered author who heads back to her humble hometown to win back her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Wilson). And as more people started seeing the film, the conversation expanded to include Theron and her co-star, Patton Oswalt, who steals multiple scenes as Matt, Mavis’ former classmate who sees the shrew for who she really is.
“Adult” is a brutally honest comedy with a backbone, largely provided by Oswalt in his surprisingly dramatic scenes. He’s the ideal foil for Theron, and we talked about their chemistry, his “Big Fan” fans, and his efforts to distance himself from the natural instincts of a stand-up comic in a recent one-on-one interview. Here’s Patton Oswalt:
HollywoodNews.com: Jason Reitman told me earlier that you guys filmed in my hometown of Massapequa Park, NY, and I’m convinced that he’s pulling my chain.
Patton Oswalt: No, no. We did. We filmed in Upstate New York, and then went in and around Westchester County, so we went in and we used those suburbs. I was talking with one of the location scouts, and apparently there’s a lot of homogeny between suburbs all over the United States because when suburbs exploded, they used a lot of the same contractors, so if you travel from one suburb to the next, you’ll notice, “Oh, this is a lot of the same design.”
HollywoodNews.com: Which I’m sure you notice doing a lot of stand up.
Yes, exactly. I see a lot of that.

HollywoodNews.com: It bothers me how much I related to Mavis while watching this film.
I think everyone knows a Mavis. It can be female or male. So many people have been coming up to us after screenings and saying, “Oh, I know a Mavis.” But also, there’s something admirable and heroic about the fact that despite all odds, she is going to make things the way they were when she was 16, even though it’s obvious to everyone but her that that’s not going to happen.
HollywoodNews.com: Is there any truth to the rumor that [...]

Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody talk Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt and “Young Adult” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The last time Jason Reitman directed a Diablo Cody script, audiences were treated to the goofily hip “Juno,” and the Academy was charmed. They went in different directions afterward – he to direct George Clooney through “Up In the Air,” and she to flex her inner demons for “Jennifer’s Body” – but are back together this month with a brutally honest and deceptively funny adult comedy with a teenage-friendly name.
“Young Adult” stars Charlize Theron as a bitchy YA ghost writer knocked off her axis by the announcement that her old flame (Patrick Wilson), now happily married, had a baby. She heads back to her tiny home town to win the poor sap back, and goes toe-to-toe with an ex-classmate (Patton Oswalt) who sees her for who she really is.
With the film preparing to open on Dec. 9 (before going wider a week later), Reitman and Cody met me in New York City to discuss music selections, mirror characters, Mavis Gary and the power of Patton Oswalt:
HollywoodNews.com: Whom do I have to thank for both Teenage Fanclub AND Suicidal Tendencies being used in the same film?
Diablo Cody: The Suicidal Tendencies, I think that was Jason. Teenage Fanclub is all me.
HollywoodNews.com: I honestly thought I was the only person who loved both bands. They wouldn’t run in the same circles, and yet, here they are. And I love Fanclub’s song, “The Concept” …
Cody: I love that song, too. The funny thing is, Jason doesn’t like that song, but he acquiesced to me and put it in there. I could listen to it over and over, just like Mavis.
Jason Reitman: Yeah, those songs were both in the screenplay, and I don’t like either of those songs. But you have to recognize when something is right for the movie.
HollywoodNews.com: That’s actually a bold move for a director, though. It’s the opening of the film. And it’s such a significant part later in the film.
Cody: I have to say, that even surprised me. I thought, “Wow, you really believe in my choices!”

HollywoodNews.com: I relate to Mavis in the movie, and I feel strange admitting that. It makes me feel … I don’t know, mean or nasty. Does that makes sense?
Reitman: Well, Mavis is a mirror for the audience. And hopefully … there are a lot of movies that you look at and you see all sorts of aspirational values in [...]

Charlize Theron on playing ugly, going home again, and “Young Adult” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Early buzz on Paramount’s “Young Adult” swirled in from all different directions. The dark comedy marked the reunion of “Juno” collaborators Jason Reitman (Oscar nominee) and Diablo Cody (Oscar winner). It reportedly featured an out-of-character dramatic turn by comedian Patton Oswalt, playing a small-town loser wrestling with a glut of personal demons.
And while all of those subplots are important, it’s Charlize Theron’s performance as the driving force of Cody and Reitman’s narrative that I’m still chewing over weeks after screening “Young Adult” in New York City. Theron’s ugly-on-the-inside character, Mavis Gary, is one of the most fascinatingly honest “villains” I’ve seen on screen this year. And Theron’s go-for-broke portrayal – as well as Reitman and Cody’s insistence that she work without the usual safety net of motion picture conventions – ensures that “Young Adult” is a film we should be talking about during the awards season early next year.
With the film preparing to open on Dec. 9 (before going wider a week later), I was lucky enough to sit down with Theron to talk about Mavis, the director’s approach to the material, her co-stars and her unique hometown. Here’s Charlize Theron:
HollywoodNews.com: I’m going through this whole sort of strange thing over here because I relate too much to Mavis, and I’m feeling pretty bad about it.
Charlize Theron: [Laughs] God bless you for being honest. And don’t feel bad. We discover our problems, and we fix them through truth. So you are acknowledging the truth. Really, that’s where we start.
HollywoodNews.com: Yes, but where do we go from there? That’s where the therapy begins, I assume. I’d love to hear about Mavis from your perspective, because Jason [Reitman] called her a mirror, and I think it’s a good way to put it …
I love when he says that.
HollywoodNews.com: But for you, when trying to figure her out as someone on which we cold project ourselves, how do you see her?
I just saw a lot of real attributes in her that I’ve seen in other people, and in myself, if we’re being honest. In the broad strokes, she does very despicable things. And you can look at her and go, “I don’t like that woman. I don’t want that woman close to my husband.” She’s just so crass, and doesn’t have great social skills. But I really saw truth about her that made me realize [...]

Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult” gets awards-friendly December date

By Adam Frazier
Hollywoodnews.com: We’re picking up a few more details on “Young Adult,” which reunites “Juno” director Jason Reitman with screenwriter Diablo Cody, and stars Charlize Theron and comedian Patton Oswalt.
The story follows a young adult author (Theron) who returns to small-town Minnesota in the hopes of reclaiming her happy youth — and her now-married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). But things don’t go as planned, and she instead forms an unusual bond with another former classmate (Oswalt).
Reitman’s film will be launched by Paramount in a limited run on Dec. 9, with an eye toward an awards-season run. That will be followed by a nationwide release on Dec. 16, THR reports.
“Young Adult,” which also stars Elizabeth Reaser and Reitman alum J.K. Simmons, has Academy Award buzz written all over it. Reitman has already received four Academy Award nominations in his six years as a feature filmmaker, two of which are for Best Director.
Screenwriter Diablo Cody also achieved critical acclaim worldwide for 2007‘s “Juno,” winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. She is currently re-writing the script for Fede Alvarez’s remake of Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if Patton Oswalt turns a few heads with a somewhat serious, dramatic performance – people love to see comedians embrace their inner-theater kid: Adam Sandler in “Punch Drunk Love,” Jack Black in “Margot at the Wedding,” Jim Carrey in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — you get the picture.
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