Oscar roundup: September 25
Beginning today, I’m relaunching my weekly “Oscar Roundup” feature, where I run down the awards chances for all of the films opening each week. To begin, we’ve got Capitalism: A Love Story, The Boys Are Back, and Coco Before Chanel.
CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY
Best Documentary: Michael Moore has won this category before, and his politics seem to be in line with the current Hollywood zeitgeist.
Best Picture: His chances may have improved with this year’s supersized Best Picture race, but the film probably lacks the reviews to go the distance.
THE BOYS ARE BACK
Best Actor, Clive Owen: He’s been recognized in the supporting category before (for Closer) and shows a different side of himself as a laissez-faire father. But will he be overshadowed by showier competition? Check out my OscarWatch interview with Owen here.
COCO BEFORE CHANEL
Best Actress, Audrey Tautou: An adorable French actress playing the lead in a period biopic? It worked for Marion Cotillard. But the Amélie star has amassed virtually no buzz for her performance.