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Oscar Nominations 2020: Here’s What We Hope Will Happen

Screen Talk, episode 273: There are many possibilities when the Oscar nominations are announced on Monday, but we have our fingers crossed for a handful of outcomes.

An Oscar statue is places inside the ballroom at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. When the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced changes to next year's Oscars broadcast, including the controversial creation of a "popular film" category, it prompted a host of questions about what this means for the world's biggest awards showOscars Popularity Contest, Beverly Hills, USA - 6 Feb 2017

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Early Monday morning, the shortest Oscar season in history will reach a crucial turning point with the announcement of the nominations for the 2020 ceremony. There are many likely outcomes, many of which can be anticipated by other recent awards shows. And then there are the nominations that we’d sure like to see happen. Will “Parasite” crack the Best Picture category? Sure. But how about Song Kang Ho for Best Supporting Actor? How about an Adam Sandler surprise in the Best Actor category for “Uncut Gems”? And don’t forget about Antonio Banderas!

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson focus on that side of the equation, sharing thoughts about the candidates they’re rooting for in the days ahead. The co-hosts also recap a busy awards season week that included the Golden Globes, NYFCC, and NBR (not to mention a crucial deadline for Oscar voters).

Listen to the full episode below. 

Screen Talk is available on iTunesStitcher, and SoundcloudYou can subscribe here or via RSS. Share your feedback with Thompson and Kohn on Twitter or sound off in the comments. Browse previous installments here, review the show on iTunes and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. Check out the rest of IndieWire’s podcasts on iTunes right here.

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