Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Talents Lay Down Awards Season Markers

Magazine article Screen International

TIFF Talents Lay Down Awards Season Markers

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Brie Larson (pictured) looks likely to become a strong presence in the actress race after Room got tongues wagging in Telluride.

Former Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will be in contention for widely admired turn in Carol and may earn additional plaudits for Truth, which was set to premiere in Toronto last night.

Alicia Vikander impressed critics in The Danish Girl, as did Carey Mulligan and Saoirse Ronan for Suffragette and Brooklyn, respectively.

Warner Bros and Sandra Bullock pulled of an Oscar win for The Blind Side in 2010 and could be a potent force with Our Brand Is Crisis. Another Academy Award winner, Julianne Moore, stars opposite Ellen Page in Freeheld that premiered last night.

The mens contest could see Michael Keaton back in the mix for Spotlight after his Academy Awards nod earlier this year for Birdman, but he faces stiffcompetition from Johnny Depp in what some have called a career-best turn in Venice premiere Black Mass. …

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