Starting this week through the end of the year, I'll be taking a look at each week's slate of award contenders and identifying which categories mark their best shots at a nomination. It may only be early October, but Oscarwatchers have a lot to choose from this weekend.Source | EW
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED
Best Bets Best Actress, Anne Hathaway: The 25-year-old fashion plate and recent tabloid staple is thoroughly convincing as an out-of-rehab troublemaker.
Best Original Screenplay, Jenny Lumet: The first produced script from the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet is full of memorable moments—some dark, some light, all truthful.
Possible Best Supporting Actress, Rosemarie DeWitt: Fresh off her turn as Jon Hamm's mistress on Season 1 of Mad Men, DeWitt is the perfect foil to Hathaway as the titular bride-to-be.
Long shot Best Supporting Actress, Debra Winger: The three-time nominee is terrific as the film's main mother figure but may lack the screen time to score a nod.
FLASH OF GENIUS
Long shot Best Actor, Greg Kinnear: Kinnear anchors the man-against-corporation drama with ease, but the film's lukewarm reviews don't bode well.
Long shot Best Actress, Julianne Moore: One of these years she'll get her fifth nomination (and surely she'll actually win eventually). But there just may be too many other strong lead female contenders this year.
Possible Best Documentary: If Michael Moore can win an Oscar, surely Bill Maher can snag a nomination for his wildly entertaining skewering of organized religion, right? It'll all depend on how faith-based the Academy is.
Rachel Getting Married
Flash of Genius