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How ‘RRR’ and ‘Glass Onion’ Are Trying to Hack the Best Picture Oscar Race

And other intriguing developments as Oscar season continues into the new year.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 04: S. S. Rajamouli attends the 2023 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown on January 04, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

It may be a new year, but the Oscar race keeps rolling along. As usual, many of the contenders that were in place a few weeks ago remain there, from “The Fabelmans” to “Avatar: The Way of Water.” At the same time, intriguing campaigns for other contenders have been sneaking into the conversation, from “RRR” to “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” both of which could hack their way into one of the 10 slots for Best Picture.

How? That’s one of the burning questions that Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson address in this week’s Screen Talk as they return from break to assess the busy weeks ahead.

Kohn shares takeaways from attending the New York Film Critics Circle dinner — including a poignant moment featuring David Byrne — while Thompson offers insight into how this year’s critical darlings could benefit from the support. They also preview this Tuesday’s Golden Globes ceremony and the many guild nominations that follow it, in addition to sharing some of the movies they got a chance to see at the end of the year.

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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