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It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related.
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Kris Tapley at In Contention discusses the Oscar potential for The Sessions, including high hopes Helen Hunt (Lead Actress; though Entertainment Weekly’s Dave Karger feels she might go Supporting) and William H. Macy (Supporting Actor), but gives the greatest odds to John Hawkes (Lead Actor) for his fantastic performance as a man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity. The majority of us here are in the Hawkes camp as well.
Collider’s Adam Chitwood talks Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, its ties to Scientology, and scenes used in the film that were previously written for Anderson’s masterpiece, There Will Be Blood.
Sasha Stone of Awards Daily gives us another State of the Race post, examining the correlation of Oscar winners and how they match up with political eras of late, crediting the results to the mood of the country. She also weighs lefty doc Fahrenheit 9/11 against its righty counterpart, Obama’s America 2016.
Ray Richmond at Deadline’s AwardsLine takes a look at the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards, noting that several longstanding records could fall this year.
Film Expierence’s Nathaniel Rogers ranks his 50 favorites actors, including Gene Kelly, who would have turned 100 this week.