In an unusual awards season, it’s harder than ever to read the tea leaves, but this much is true: The Golden Globes don’t tell the whole story. The nominations revealed this week featured a number of surprise snubs, including “Da 5 Bloods,” “Malcolm and Marie,” and “News of the World” (not to mention TV shutouts “I May Destroy You” and “Bridgerton”). They also had featured some strange inclusions that caught pretty much everyone off-guard (Sia’s “Music,” anyone?).
The next day, the SAG nominees corrected some of those oversights. Traditional awards season logic suggests that the SAG nominations — which include real Academy voters — provide a better indication of which films have serious Oscar buzz. That might be true, but they don’t tell the whole story. In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss some of the big takeaways. They also recap a surprisingly busy 2021 Sundance experience, which was filled with dealmaking and social opportunities despite its virtual format.
Watch the full episode above or listen to it below.