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Reese Witherspoon opens Telluride to ‘WILD’ raves

See what I did there? Do we have out first legit Best Actress contender?

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At 4 o’clock, Telluride attendees sat down for the kickoff film of the festival: Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild.  Last year, Vallée directed two actors to Oscar-winning performances (Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto).  Will he do the same this year, but with two ladies?  Early word seems to be that Reese sizzles, Dern is good, and the film solid.  We shall see.  For now, here were some instant Twitter reactions:

And of course the stellar review from The Hollywood Reporter:

“The popularity of Strayed’s book and the strong performance by Reese Witherspoon should ensure an audience for the movie and bring more accolades to the director, as well as to screenwriter Nick Hornby”

And interesting, we might have the early buzz on a Best Animated Short Film contender?

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Written by Sam Coffey

Attorney-at-law, Oscaroligist, coffee lover, Fantasy Football silver medalist, soccer fan (Orlando City SC), Geoffrey Rush enthusiast, and Time's 2006 Person of the Year.

Sam joined The Awards Circuit in January 2014, predicting all award shows with 100% accuracy ever since. A.K.A. "the stat guy."

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