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This week, Edward Norton dropped a bombshell in these parts: Speaking with Indiewire’s Eric Kohn at the Locarno Film Festival, he suggested that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences could improve awards season by disqualifying nominees whose campaigns are advertised through “For Your Consideration” ads or television appearances. It was a bold concept that elicited a variety of strong reactions, including the two featured on the latest episode of Screen Talk.
Kohn joins Anne Thompson as they analyze Norton’s ideas and debate their feasibility. While Thompson isn’t so sure that the call to action will go anywhere, Kohn prefers to live in “Norton’s utopian version of awards season.” Which side are you on?
The co-hosts also touch on news from the distribution arena, including vague reports that Radius-TWC’s founders may be leaving the company and Sony Pictures Classics’ latest fall season acquisition. Then they turn to two strong new releases, both of which premiered earlier this year at Sundance: “Diary of a Teenage Girl” and “Cop Car.”
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