The word on Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Nobbs" started at Telluride a little over a month ago. At the time I noted that Glenn Close's 30-year labor of love "never really breaks free of its stage roots," but that the actress was fantastic in the titular role. I also spoke with her about her long journey with the material at the fest. I expect the acting branch -- should they see the film, which is always difficult with smaller films this time of year -- will respond well to her work, but beyond that, it'll be a dicey play for other elements to work Oscar magic, I think.

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Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.