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The Hamptons International Film Festival wrapped this weekend, delivering another Audience Award to Toronto favorite "Silver Linings Playbook" -- more ammo the Weinsteins to campaign it as the crowdpleasing Oscar choice -- and a hat-trick of prizes for Australia's foreign Oscar contender "Lore." Meanwhile, the festival hosted the official celebrations for Variety's 10 Actors to Watch, a well-chosen bunch that includes Scoot McNairy ("Monsters"; "Killing Them Softly"), Nate Parker ("Arbitrage") and the film-stealing "Anna Karenina" duo of Alicia Vikander and Domnhall Gleeson. (Yep, son of Brendan.) Cheers all round. [Hamptons Film Fest]
Love this idea for a Halloween-month series: Oscar Horrors looks at rare Academy Award nominations for films in and around the horror genre, beginning with "Addams Family Values." [The Film Experience]
Oli Lyttelton considers the Best Supporting Actor race, describing Philip Seymour Hoffman's co-lead turn in "The Master" as the category's only lock. [The Playlist]
Nick Davis, meanwhile, serves up a far tastier roster of candidates in the same category -- only one of whom has a shot in hell at an Oscar nod, sadly. [Nick's Flick Picks]
Remember when "Battleship" came out, and we all joked about adapting "Monopoly" and "Hungry Hungry Hippos" for the screen? Well, Hollywood knows not the meaning of "joke." [The Guardian]