Film critics and awards pundits have been talking about Oscar frontrunners for months now, but it’s that time of the year when all that prognostication finally matters. This week marked the beginning of awards season with the Gotham Awards, the National Board of Review’s list of winners and yesterday’s New York Film Critics’ Circle picks. It’s still too early to tell who and what will win the gold come Oscar night, but when it comes to predictions, we’ve got you covered.
Casey Affleck has proved himself to be a talented actor in films like ‘Gone Baby Gone’ and ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.’ In fact, he may be a better actor that his brother Ben Affleck. But is he a better director? We may yet find out as Casey is planning to write and direct a film about baseball star Josh Hamilton.