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Oscar Season Burning Questions: IndieWire Answers Readers About a Most Unusual Season

What will the ceremony look like? Do latecomers benefit from the expanded qualification window? This week's Screen Talk takes on all that and more.

Oscar Season Burning Questions: IndieWire Answers

Usually, by early January, there are only a few weeks left in Oscar season. But this time, the qualification window doesn’t even close until the end of February, and the ceremony doesn’t take place until April, so there’s a long way to go. The unusual conditions of the season have led to a lot of questions, including what form the ceremony will take and which contenders could benefit from the extended qualification window. And while there are few concrete answers yet, the story gets more complicated with each passing week.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson turn to reader questions submitted over social media to address some of the more intriguing issues surrounding this year’s ceremony, offering a few viewing recommendations to Academy members in the process. They also touch on this year’s Gotham Awards ceremony, which was an entirely virtual affair, and the Academy’s decision to hand out two honorary Oscars this year.

Watch the full episode above or listen to it below. 

Screen Talk is available on Apple PodcastsStitcher, 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 Apple Podcasts 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 Apple Podcasts right here.

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