This year, who knows who win at the Oscars? More than usual, quite a few key races are wide open. Will A.G. Inarritu win Picture and Director for the second year in a row? (Chivo Lubezki looks good for a third cinematography Oscar.) Does SAG Ensemble winner “Spotlight” or PGA winner “The Big Short” have the stuff to beat the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring epic wilderness adventure?
And what’s going on with the Weinstein Co., Fox Searchlight, Focus Features and Alchemy? There’s a shift going on in the specialty market.