October 2006 Archives

Grammy picks ... already?

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Grammy nominations aren't announced until Dec. 7, but in this week's Entertainment Weekly the magazine's Michael Endelman take a stab at predicting which artists will win the music award show's top honors next year.

Zwecker's early Oscar picks

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By BILL ZWECKER
Sun-Times Columnist
It’s only October, but as usual, the annual guessing game is starting for likely Academy Award nominations. Even though some of the films and performances considered likely Oscar contenders won’t open widely until late this year — or even early in 2007 — here’s what Hollywood insiders tell me is the current buzz:

LOS ANGELES — Helen Mirren could be crowned best actress at the Academy Awards. Seven-time loser Peter O’Toole may finally win that elusive Oscar. Jack Nicholson could tie Katharine Hepburn with a record fourth win.

And Clint Eastwood may establish himself as one of the winningest directors in Oscar history.

Though plenty of Oscar-worthy films will not hit theaters until December, many potential contenders and a few early front-runners have emerged for Hollywood’s big night Feb. 25.

Cindy Pearlman, in this week's Sunday Show, asked the acclaimed actress of the season, Helen Mirren, about the Oscar buzz surrounded her performance in "The Queen." In today's review of the film, Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert writes, "Mirren is the key to it all in a performance sure to be nominated for an Oscar. ... What a masterful performance, built on suggestion, implication and understatement." But, big surprise: she shied away from speculating ...

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