Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s performance as Truman Capote in Bennett Miller’s Capote “was the talk” of the last week’s Telluride Film Festival, the Hollywood Reporter‘s Anne Thompson has written, which has led to presumptions that “an Oscar nomination for Hoffman [is] inevitable.” In other words, Thompson and her Rocky Mountain ilk, many or most of whom were “wowed” by the performance, are more or less concurring with my view in last Wednesday’s column that Hoffman “is right at the top of my list right now — he’s the guy to beat in the Best Actor category. Anyone who’s seen Capote and says he’s not in this position is averse to calling a spade a spade.”