Good Morning, Oscar: Thursday

Podcasts, predictions and a documentary that’s saving lives.

Today’s roundup of Oscar news ‘n’ notes from around the web …


Thompson on Hollywood’s Anne Thompson and In Contention’s Kris Tapley inaugurate what they promise will be months of podcasts by dissecting the respective coolness levels of Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, among a whole lot of other things. (Thompson on Hollywood)


Patrick Goldstein doesn’t want to talk about it. “It” being the Oscars. Not yet, anyway. But don’t fret – he’ll come around. (The Big Picture


The documentary “The Cove” might have accomplished something significantly more important than winning an Oscar (which it could certainly still do): the publicity the film generated has at least temporarily halted the annual dolphin hunt, which the film showed to be a slaughter, in Taiji, Japan. (


Gerard Kennedy advances the entirely heartening hypothesis that rocker and ambient pioneer/weirdo Brian Eno may break into the club of familiar names (Horner, Yared, the Newmans…) in the original-score Oscar race. (In Contention)


From last week, but worth preserving: Scott Feinberg summons the cojones to not only predict the nominees, but rank them. Apparently, Clint’s going to win. (And the Winner Is …)