Michael Shannon

It's not too early in awards season to talk acting contenders — you know Daniel Day-Lewis will be nominated

It's not too early in awards season to talk acting contenders — you know Daniel Day-Lewis will be nominated

The awards season is in its infant stage, its contenders eating (cocktail party appetizers), sleeping (barely) and crying (“DO I REALLY HAVE TO GO TO THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS?!”) as the races begin to take shape and solidify.

And we’re still at the point where we haven’t seen everything. We can guess that Steven Spielberg’s journalism drama, “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee, will be worthy of consideration. But it could also be a bore. You saw “The BFG,” right? Spielberg isn’t infallible.

That’s why I never make any predictions about a movie until I see it — unless it’s Daniel Day-Lewis starring in...

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