I don’t want to call this podcast “Oscar Poker” without Sasha Stone being involved, but, I had a nice chat with Hollywood-Elsewhere’s Jeffrey Wells this afternoon [mp3]. We couldn’t help but start talking about Martin Scorsese’s upcoming “The Irishman,” which remains the most anticipated movie of the fall festival season and, yet, it’s skipping Telluride, Venice and Toronto in favor of New York. Go figure. We also re-assessed the first batch of potential Best Picture nominees so far this year. It was a breezy chat, we didn’t go past the hour mark, but it does feel like awards season is finally upon us, which means -cross your fingers- there are plenty of great movies ahead.