Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Irwin Winkler Breaks ‘Silence’; Oscar Winner Delays Assange Docu; Helen Mirren Rides Drone Into Race

A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit.
“This is Marty’s best movie,” Silence producer Irwin Winkler told me when I ran into him at the Motion Picture Television Fund’s 95th anniversary event. Sure, he is high on the film because he produced it, but keep in mind this is also the man who also produced Scorsese classics Raging Bull and Goodfellas, so this kind of praise is not to be taken lightly. His wife Margo concurred that the movie is a…

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