Link(s) of the week:
Festivals, festivals, festivals! In Contention’s Kris Tapley’s assessment on the Oscar race as it shapes up after Telluride. Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone does the same in her State of the Race piece. And First Showing’s Alex Billington and wraps up my favorite coverage from the festival.
Other worthy news from around the web…
The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg provides his most recent Oscar predictions after attending Telluride.
Deadline’s Pete Hammond wonders who will get the biggest Oscar push from Toronto.
Collider’s Adam Chitwood offers up Part Two in his way too early (not) look at the Best Picture field.
In Contention’s Kris Tapley – and every other blogger in attendance at Telluride – calls Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave a “sure-fire Oscar contender.” I’m not sure you have to see it to know that.
Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan wonders if Captain Phillips will earn Tom Hanks his first acting nomination in 13 years.
Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet looked ahead to Toronto, now fully underway, and listed his 10 most anticipated films at TIFF.
The New York Times’ Michael Cieply looks at a jam-packed slate of contenders that are opening at TIFF.
What Culture’s Edinson Shane Tolley lists 10 Oscar-worthy performances from the 2000s that were snubbed.
Film School Rejects‘ Jack Giroux tells you what you need to see in September.