When it comes to exerting substantial Oscar influence, Roger Ebert isn’t exactly averse to throwing his weight behind a favorite. Ask Ellen Page. Let’s all use our reading comprehension skills to note he says “nomination” and goes no further, for now.
It has long been said that opening night at Toronto represents opening day of the Academy Award season. Waiting for the curtain to raise, who looks like a sure thing for nomination? Carey Mulligan from “An Education,” I’d say. The scenes in Paris will remind you of Audrey Hepburn.