Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s in? Who’s out? After a week that is probably the most consequential yet this shortened awards season, those questions remain after Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, SAG, Ace, Adg, Cdg, Lafcc and who knows who else jumped into the game to separate the men from the boys in this season’s race — and, in the case of the Golden Globes Best Director race, the men from the women. Controversy aside (what kind of awards season would it be without a little outrage?), there now is a clearer picture of which movies seem to be heading to glory, at least as far as potential Oscar nominees go.
This is what separates December from November.
In November the town is completely manic because everyone, even Cliffs of Freedom, has convinced themselves they have a shot.