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February 18, 2009

Oscar circa 2010

Coraline-poster Four days left until the "81st Annual Academy Awards" and, would you believe, there's already chit chat about Oscar 2010.

Grin and bear it, folks, just like we are. In fact, we even have our first film to champion -- "Coraline," an absolute feast for the senses that came from Nike founder Phil Knight's animation house, Laika Entertainment and "Nightmare Before Christmas" architect Henry Selig. Fabulous stop-motion flick that we fully expect to be writing about this time next year.

What did you think we were going to say, "He's Just Not That Into You"? Oh, have faith.

THR takes a look -- not literally, since none of these movies have been screened yet -- and comes up with a list of potential Oscar bait that includes James Cameron's "Avatar," Michael Mann's "Public Enemies," the best-seller-based "The Lovely Bones," Martin Scorsese's thriller "Shutter Island," and, just maybe, Quentin Tarantino's Nazi-hunting spelling-challenged drama, "Inglourious Basterds."

What, no "G.I. Joe"? Kidding.

But we'd toss "The Soloist" into the pot, along with its co-stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Paramount drama, based on L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez's book about his friendship with a mentally ill, homeless musical prodigy, was delayed until this year because of the '08 fourth-quarter crush. That was likely a good move -- the movie's coming out this spring when there's a lot of room to breathe (and percolate awards).

More THR musings here.


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  • So "The Dark Knight" didn't make it into the final five after all, never mind that critical and popular support. Let's just call the comic-inspired mega-hit "The Biggest Snubee."

    Here are the best picture contenders in a race that, two weeks away from the Oscars, seems to be a foregone conclusion ("Slumdog") unless there's a come-from-behind possibility ("The Reader" anyone?)

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett; the politically timely "Milk;" rags-to-riches fairy tale, "Slumdog Millionaire," Holocaust best-seller-based drama "The Reader," and Watergate-era biopic "Frost/Nixon."

    Could "Button" and "Slumdog" split the vote, allowing another film to take the prize? Doesn't seem likely. After having clung to "Button" for months as what we thought would be the Academy voters' top vhoice, our money's now on "Slumdog." Momentum can't be ignored.

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  • Mmmmm, chocolate Oscar. Not every star will walk away from the 81st annual Academy Awards with a trophy, but if they hit the high-profile Governor's Ball they can have pastry chef Sherry Yard's gold-dusted candy version. Also on the menu from celeb chef Wolfgang Puck is tuna tartare in sesame miso cones, chopped Chino Farms vegetable salad with ginger soy vinaigrette, Maine lobster and caviar. Serve it up! (Getty Images)

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