BEGINNING TO READ OSCAR'S TEA LEAVES AS TELLURIDE ENDS AND TORONTO BEGINS
This is just the beginning of our long conversation that will end at the Academy Awards next February. Oscar analysts are beginning to get a real feel about how the season may lay out and close followers of this space know that in the next couple of weeks it really changes from MTFB to The Film Awards Clearinghouse. We'll track the Oscar race all the way through the season with special attention on the films that played as a part of TFF#43.
To that end I have linked the first post-Telluride analysis from Awards Daily's Sasha Stone, Awards Circuit's Mark Johnson and Indiewire's Anne Thompson.
TFF #43 films that get serious focus are:
La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Arrival, Sully. Frankly, I'm beating the drum for Aaron Eckhardt to get a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Ben Younger's Bleed for This. He's terrific.
Here are the respective pieces from:
BARRY JENKINS TALKS MOONLIGHT WITH A.O. SCOTT
Moonlight writer/director Barry Jenkins sat down with The New York Times A.O. Scott recently and talked about his film, his life and his long history with the Telluride Film Festival. The NYT posted the interview yesterday. Check out the Barry Jenkins interview here.
A PHOTO GALLERY
My wife is the pictorial chronicler of our Telluride Film Fest adventures and I thought it might be cool to show some of the pics she got during last week's fest. So here they are:
SULLY...HANKS AND EASTWOOD
LA LA LAND/EMMA STONE AND DAMIEN CHAZELLE
BRIGHT LIGHTS/CARRIE FISHER
RATE THOSE FILMS!!!
I had a really nice start yesterday with film ratings coming in from regular Janes and Joes that attended this year's TFF. Keep them coming! I'm keeping the polls open through this weekend at least but it won't be indefinite so send them in! Use a 1 to 5 scale with 1 being abysmal and 5 being masterful.
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