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Spitballing Early Contenders, Part One

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We’ve been compiling our Contender Tracker pages slowly but we’ve narrowed down the list so far of what contenders might be showing up at this year’s Oscar race.  Thanks to Kevin for the help on this.  I have ordered them in terms of importance or prestige. Not all Oscar contenders are measured equally. Stars tend to have the advantage over unknowns and repeat nominees and winners also can sometimes have…

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Fruitvale, Before Midnight, Stories We Tell first Oscar contenders of 2013

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The year starts slow, builds to a climax, then the inevitable disappointing conclusion.  But now’s the time when hope springs eternal and we might as well start the year with two auteurs. Fruitvale launches the career of writer/director Ryan Coogler, whose Fruitvale won big at Sundance already, the audience award and the Grand Jury prize.  The plot, as written by HR’s Todd McCarthy: The sort of material that you might more…

Fired up! Jessica Chastain in a clip from Zero Dark Thirty

Fired up! Jessica Chastain in a clip from Zero Dark Thirty

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