Toronto International Film Festival | Oscar Buzz

The 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is underway until September 15th.  According to their website, the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF has become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes.  The Toronto International Film Festival offers screenings, lectures, discussions, festivals, workshops, industry support and the chance to meet filmmakers from Canada and around the world.

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Did you know that every Academy Award winner for the Best Picture category since 2007 has been screened in some capacity at the Toronto International Film Festival?  So, you might say that the Toronto International Film Festival is a good indicator for Oscar buzz!  Out of the many movies being screened this year at TIFF, The Huffington Post tells us which eleven movies have the most to gain at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Check out some of the movies below:

1.  Labor Day

Paramount Pictures has plenty of time to turn Labor Day into a major awards contender.  The film isn’t set for release until December 2013, but a good showing in Toronto could go a long way toward making Reitman’s Oscar hopeful stand out among high profile year-end releases.

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2.  Gravity

Critics from other Film Festivals have been praising Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.  The Warner Bros. film could be a top contender for Best Picture.

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3.  12 Years a Slave

In this film by Steve McQueen, the first wave of festival reviews were great.  If everything follows according to that path at the Toronto International Film Festival screening, expect any and all early Oscar buzz to reverberate around the Fox Searchlite release.


Check out the entire article and the remaining 11 Movies With The Most To Gain At This Year’s Toronto International Film Festival and let us know what you think!  Do you think that it is coincidence that every movie that has won Best Picture at the Academy Awards since 2007 has been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival?  What movies are you excited to see get nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?  Check out and Like our Oxymoron Entertainment Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to let us know your thoughts!

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Seth MacFarlane and the Beautiful Kristin Chenoweth will be performing together in an Amazing Collaboration at the 85th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS SHOW…

(photo via NY Times)  Seth MacFarlane Creating Some of That New Black Magic MacFarlane shows he is a devotee of the American Songbook in “Swingin’ in Concert,”

Under Mr. MacFarlane’s cherubic facade is a streak of mischief. Because he is a great mimic with a storehouse of cartoon voices developed for animated characters, you’re bound to wonder to what degree his crooning voice is a kind of impersonation. Like Mr. Lawrence, Mr. MacFarlane keeps emotional involvement in lyrics at arm’s length.

At the same time, his fun-loving geniality is never condescending. He is invested in what he sings. Discussing “It’s Easy to Remember,” he notes that the lyricist Lorenz Hart could “utterly paralyze you with regret,” then adds respectfully that Hart “was a depressed alcoholic, but wrote a lot of great songs because of it.” The presence of Michael Feinstein— who introduces Mr. MacFarlane, calls himself a “MacFarlane-aholic” and jokes that he is encroaching on his territory — certifies Mr. MacFarlane’s seriousness.

His saucy between-song comments are only slightly milder than his jibes as a Comedy Central Roast Master (most recently of Charlie Sheen).

“Don’t think of this as the music your grandparents listened to,” he says, “but as the music your grandparents listened to while they were making your parents.”



Seth MacFarlane loves a good song and dance as anyone who’s watched Family Guy or seen the cartoon mastermind’s big band show can certainly agree.

So it comes as no surprise that the first-time Oscar host is joining forces with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for a post-Best Picture Award musical performance to cap Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

“After the Best Picture Award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number, and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement.


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