Link(s) of the week:
Indie Wire’s Susan Wloszczyna wondered why Oscar doesn’t go for the Horror genre, though she admits to it mostly being Hollywood’s fault, who, for the most part, hasn’t turned out a horror film worthy of Oscar recognition in quite some time.
Other worthy news from around the web…
The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg examined seven documentary films involving socio-political issues that stand a good shot at receiving Oscar nominations.
Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone affectionately reviewed Spike Jonze’s Her, but her best post of the week involved telling Academy voters to do their job or else “get out of the fucking way so other more responsible people can do it for them.” Amen, I say.
The Wrap’s Steve Pond and Brent Lang assessed Her’s chances with Oscar.
Deadline’s Pete Hammond weighed in on why Michael Fassbender’s refusal to campaign for awards won’t matter in the end.
Cinema Blend’s Katey Rich examined the top contenders in the acting races and addressed the survival stories of the characters portrayed.
The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton made some predictions for Lead Actress and, watch out internet, he doesn’t have Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) in his current five.
Collider’s Adam Chitwood looked at the importance of the box office as it pertains to the Oscar race, and updated his predictions accordingly.