Bookies favor The Hurt Locker for a Best Picture win (gaining traction: an Up in the Air upset), but if BitTorrent downloads were votes, District 9 would squeak past Avatar for the win. Biggest losers: An Education, Blind Side. [TorrentFreak]
As lazy August gnaws at our edges, we can start expecting at least one thing: Autumn Oscar-candidate trailers. We've got two for you today! There's the much-ballyhooed An Education, a stuffy British trifle, and Amelia, a string-tugging biopic.
The soaring success of An Education is the worst-kept secret in Park City today, and novelist and breakthrough screenwriter Nick Hornby isn't about to let star Carey Mulligan hog all the Sundance-darling honors.
Coming into Sundance, we had a feeling the coming-of-age dramedy An Education would probably be pretty good. But as 282 lucky ticketholders at Sunday's premiere soon discovered, "good" isn't the half of it.