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Remember when I noted Patton Oswalt's bringing down the house at the Los Angeles pop-up screening of Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" at the New Beverly? "If he really puts in the work, he can easily find himself in that mix," I wrote at the time. This is a guy built for the circuit, because he's sharp, witty, outspoken but never puts his foot in his mouth and is just too lovable to be held accountable even if he did let a gaffe slip. That gregarious train kept rolling at the Gotham Awards this weekend, where Oswalt was, by all accounts, the star of the show. It helps, of course, that his performance in the film is entirely worthy and a real surprise, even for those of us who knew he had it in him. [Carpetbagger]
Lou Lumenick explains how the NYFCC balloting broke down in each round of voting. [New York Post]
With the first wave of announcements behind us, Dave Karger takes his Oscar stabs. [Entertainment Weekly]
Sasha Stone on how the lead actress race is taking shape. [Awards Daily]
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