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Oscar Voting Begins and Some Major Updates Just Narrowed the Field

It's been a busy week for awards news (oh, and Sundance, too).

DON'T LOOK UP (L to R)

It’s been a busy week for anyone following the film news. While the Sundance Film Festival continued its virtual edition, a hodgepodge of awards news dropped on Tuesday just in time for Oscar voting to begin: DGA, PGA, and WGA nominations proved that there are a handful of major contenders at the front of the conversation now, from “Don’t Look Up” and “Power of the Dog” to “Belfast.” Others seemed to be losing momentum.

But these are unpredictable times for awards prognostication, and in this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson explain why. They also share their highlights from Sundance this year and discuss its unusual marketplace as distributors scramble for product.

Watch the full episode above or listen to it below.

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 

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