Pete Hammond reports that Sony's "Moneyball" and "The Ides of March" both emerge from the Toronto Film Festival as serious Oscar threats: "In the case of 'Moneyball,' Sony is throwing its World Premiere here. Bringing it to the screen was a tumultuous 8-year ride, but it was all worth it. You can definitely add Brad Pitt to the growing list of Best Actor contenders and throw in Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill as supporting possibilities." DEADLINE
According to Sasha Stone, the Toronto Film Festival may in fact have dampened the chances for "The Ides of March": "The Best Picture category has had only one minor shift since festival season started, and that is the potential ousting of George Clooney’s 'The Ides of March.' While it hasn’t really been definitively ousted, its reception has been lukewarm so far, with what appears to be a solid 'B' from festival attendees and others who’ve seen it." AWARDS DAILY
Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" could be a Tony contender if it finds a home on Broadway: "A spokeswoman for Center Theater Group in Los Angeles said the company, along with Lincoln Center Theater and the producers Scott Rudin and Stuart Thompson, plans to bring its coming production of 'Clybourne Park' to Broadway in the spring, pending the availability of a theater." NY TIMES
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