Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 30: Les Mis, 0 Dark Thirty, and the Leading Categories

*UPDATE* – We know there are some difficulties with the podcast.  It will be resolved later today!

Sorry for the lateness but certain events had to occur in order to record this latest episode of The Awards Circuit Power Hour effectively.  We’re talking four big movies:

  • Ang Lee’s Life of Pi – Thoughts on the film, is it a Picture nominee?
  • David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook – Could a comedy pull through in the big categories?  Is Jennifer Lawrence worthy of frontrunner status?
  • Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables – What we’re allowed to talk about but general thoughts on how it shapes the race moving forward.
  • Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty – Does it top The Hurt Locker?  Will Oscar like it?  Does Chastain unseat Lawrence?  Do we have newcomers like Jason Clarke and Jennifer Ehle in the race?
  • Lead Actress and Lead Actor – What do those categories look like today?

Comment and discuss!