Pete Hammond

Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond talks with host David Bloom about the just-announced nominees for the Critics Choice Movie Awards, as three films – American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave and Gravity - in particular look to be cementing their positions in the Oscar race going into the holidays.

They also will talk about this week’s insight-filled Q&A between Pete and three stars of August: Osage County, Meryl Streep, Margot Martindale and Abigail Breslin; and we’ll ponder Peter O’Toole’s half-century dance with Oscar, a dance that never resulted in a win despite all his extraordinary performances.

Pete also gives his take on the latest movie debuts heading into a premiere-filled Christmas week, including Spike Jonze’s quirky dramedy Her, featuring Joaquin Phoenix and the beguiling voice of Scarlett Johansson, comedy Anchorman 2, with Will Farrell, Steve Carrell and their crew reprising the roles they made famous in the 2004 original, and The Past, director Asghar Farhadi’s latest work, featuring the luminous Berenice Bejo in a much-admired lead role.

Deadline Awards Watch podcast 55 (.MP3 version)

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