'Philomena,' Harvey Weinstein's Best Oscar Hope, Comes on Strong; Why Coogan Dared to be Sincere

'Philomena,' Harvey Weinstein's Best Oscar Hope, Comes on Strong; Why Coogan Dared to be Sincere
Every year Harvey Weinstein throws his best stuff against the wall to see what sticks. And the last three years have been amazing: "The King's Speech," "The Artist" and "Silver Linings Playbook" all won big at the Oscars. This year it looked like Weinstein had quite a few quivers in his bow: but "Grace of Monaco" got pushed back, "The Butler" and "August: Osage County" may eke out some acting noms at best, and despite well-reviewed performances by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom" may have been superseded by extensive global news coverage after the death of the South African hero. The stealth candidate leading the Weinstein pack --with strong box office and reviews (92% fresh) and most awards attention so far-- is Stephen Frears' "Philomena," which this week earned a SAG nomination for Judi Dench, three Golden Globes nominations, not only for Best Drama
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