Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 67: Gravity, Walter Mitty, and Lead Actor


POWERHOUR_LOGO_NEW1Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.

A lengthy, in-depth podcast is upon us today.  We have lots to talk about.

  • After kicking it off with a funny story about Mark Johnson fooling the Oscar pundit world, we talk about some of the television shows that have been axed already.
  • After getting a look at John Wells’ “August: Osage County” last week, I talk about the campaigning choice for Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.  Also, what does the Weinstein film do during awards season.
  • The Lead Actor is going to leave someone very notable off the list.  Who will that be and who is really in contention for a nomination?
  • The big bulk of our podcast talks about Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” – the pros, cons, and defending some of our thoughts on the film.  Also, does this become the first Science Fiction film to win Best Picture? [we do get into SPOILERS]
  • “American Hustle” screened quietly for a group of Los Angeles critics.  What does this mean for David O. Russell’s film?  What did we hear about it?
  • The World Premiere of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” occurred during the weekend at New York Film Festival and Joey and I are on different sides of the fence where it’s concerned.  Does this appeal to a mass audience and will it get Oscar love for Ben Stiller and company?  We also talk about the images and execution of James Gray’s “The Immigrant.”

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