There are obvious ways in which Oscar season campaigns take off: Lunches. “For Your Consideration” ads. Talk show appearances. And then there are the film critics. While much of the country may not realize it, the awards handed out by various film critics groups throughout the fall can wind up influencing awards campaigns in a number of ways. But those outcomes depend on what critics get to see and how they choose to vote. (Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” may or may not make the looming deadline.)
With the news of the New York Film Critics Circle announcing its voting date and adding new members, this week’s episode of Screen Talk looks ahead to those awards and many others that will follow. Plus, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss their favorite horror movies just in time for Halloween.
Listen to the full episode above.