Every year the summer blockbusters begin to simmer down. September comes along and studios start the long campaigning for their chosen films. Historically, the Venice Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival can jump the award season.
Last year, Oscar rivals “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” exploded out of Telluride with rave reviews. This year there are two films sharing the word “Oscar” in many tweets from Colorado. Morten Tyldum’s “The Imitation Game” and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman.”
Other notable films that met some positive feedback were Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild” and Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater.”
If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.
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John Oliver’s “Daily Show” send-off
The actual send-off takes a couple bits in this video to kick in, but it sure is an emotional one. Giving us montages of the best of John Oliver while Oliver is seemingly taken by surprise by everything. By the end of the montages he is seen in tears, which isn’t something we usually see from the comedian.
John Oliver will be departing from “The Daily Show” to develop his own show, and will appear as a regular on Season 5 of “Community.”
Graham Moore – “The Imitation Game”
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson – “Unbroken
Paul Thomas Anderson – “Inherent Vice”
Anthony McCarten – “The Theory of Everything”
Gillian Flynn – “Gone Girl”