Link(s) of the week:
The Wrap’s Steve Pond looks at the awards season as we head into the Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals.
Other worthy news from around the web…
The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg gives his first Oscar predictions of the year.
In Contention’s Gregory Ellwood makes 10 early Oscar predictions.
Spencer Dunn at What Culture looks at the 10 strangest Oscar nominations of the last 15 years.
The staff at Cinema Blend predicts what will win Best Picture this year. Never too soon!
The LA Times’ Glenn Whipp wonders if the time has come to give Oprah an Oscar.
Thompson on Hollywood’s Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna explain why George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is skipping the early portion of the awards circuit.
The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton looks at ten films that could be sleeper award contenders.
Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone breaks down several reason’s why Lee Daniels’ The Butler is doing so well at the box office. And it goes beyond Oprah Winfrey.
Filmicability’s Dean Treadway lists his 50 greatest moviegoing experiences. What is #1 on your list?