Here we go. Now that Venice, Toronto, and Telluride are in the books, the Oscar race has officially begun and we finally have some frontrunners! It’s an extremely interesting year with quite possibly one of the closest Best Picture races in years. Last year around this time The Artist had already premiered at Cannes to rave reviews. With its classical, golden age style and uniqueness (black and white silent film), it was the type of film with the legs to go all the way. This year, no such film has emerged. Yet.