Over at EW, Dave Karger has put together a nice list of ten titles he’ll be watching for Oscar this September. The festival that happens between then and now is Telluride, where many of the cream of the crop tend to pop up for Oscar scouts. Here is Dave’s list:
Hyde Park on Hudson
The Place Beyond the Pines
The Silver Linings Playbook
To the Wonder
Rust and Bone
His list is formidable. A veteran awards wonk, Dave Karger is gifted with keen Oscar instincts. This year, though, I’m hoping there will be less sheep herding and more focus paid to genuinely good movies, rather than those that are “Oscar movies.” Dave’s list, I think, features a good variety of quality films. He’s looking a little deeper, I think, at what will be coming our way.
I’d just like to add a few more from the Toronto list. There isn’t much crossover between this and Venice, except the Mira Nair film. There aren’t so many titles at Venice that, sight unseen, scream Oscar. Or even those worth pushing towards Oscar. But that might change once the fest is afoot.
We’ll keep an eye on all ten from Dave’s list and I’ll include ten more.