10:24pm PT by Scott Feinberg
A Few Minutes with Feinberg: Previewing the Oscar Race's Impending Move Out West (Video)
Thanks for checking out the sixth installment of A Few Minutes with Feinberg, THR’s weekly video series in which I spend — you guessed it — a few minutes dissecting the race to the Oscars.
This week, I'm reporting to you from Los Angeles, the City of Angels (and Oscars), where THR kicked off the awards season with a cocktail party at the Sunset Tower Hotel, and where the race itself has finally made landing after weeks on the road in Telluride, Toronto, Venice, and New York. The current best picture Oscar frontrunner Argo just had its U.S. premiere there, and many big names will soon congregate there for the Hollywood Film Awards on Oct. 22 and the AFI Fest between Nov. 1-8.
Meanwhile, all is anything but quiet on the eastern front: the 50th New York Film Festival just hosted a "work-in-progress screening" of Lincoln and will close on Sunday night with Flight, both of which are highly-anticipated films that could wind up with some major nominations.
In addition to discussing all of the above, I also touch upon the Academy's recent selection of Seth MacFarlane as the host of the 85th Oscars; the impending release of a lot of DVD screeners; and the world premiere of Roadside Attractions' Golden Globes hopeful Stand Up Guys -- starring Oscar winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin -- on Thursday as the opening night screening at the Chicago International Film Festival. (I'll be on the ground in the Windy City to cover the big event.)