In this week’s Oscar Talk podcast, Kris Tapley and I survey the field AFTER this week’s awards voting from the New York Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review, Gothams and the Indie Spirit nominations. We wonder, is Meryl Streep ahead of Viola Davis? Is Glenn Close still in contention for “Albert Nobbs”? Is Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” in trouble? Can “Ides of March” make a comeback? Is Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” heading for Top Five status? Or is “The Help”?
We review Cameron Crowe’s hip but accessible “We Bought a Zoo.” We are both seeing “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Friday morning, so stay tuned.