We’re flying off the cuff this week discussing the race in general.  Agenda is listed below.

  • We talk about the New York Film Festival screening of “Life of Pi” with Ang Lee in attendance.  Our qualms with the film and if it’s a Best Picture nominee by the end of the year.
  • We attempt to foresee a 5% lovefest for Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible.”  Does it have the substance to be a nominee?  Is Naomi Watts the Best Actress winner?
  • Emmy Reactions – What were the biggest surprises of the ceremony?
  • The Oscar Race – Referring to Sasha Stone’s recent “Ten Commandments” of Oscar Prognosticating, we break Commandment 1 in Minute 1 of the discussion.
  • Wishes for the Oscar Season – What do we want to see as the season is officially in tow?
  • Do we see the 10th time that the Best Picture and Best Director winners are different?
  • The Veterans Going for their Due – Richard in “Arbitrage” or John Goodman in “Argo?”  Is it either of them?
  • Kristen Stewart – Is she more of a threat then we realize?  Could she surprise enough with much of Hollywood coming to bat for her?
  • And much more…
As always, comment and discuss!