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How Joe Biden’s Win Could Impact the Oscar Race, from Stacey Abrams to ‘Borat’

From Stacey Abrams vehicle "All In: The Fight for Democracy" to "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," the new president's victory could affect what Oscar voters award.

Former Vice President Joe Biden

No matter what happens in the coming weeks, it’s pretty much guaranteed that by the end of January, America will have a new president. Oscar season, however, will still have many weeks to go. With this year’s ceremony pushed to April and the qualification window expanded to the end of February, the awards race is poised to keep evolving with new contenders — while some of the political angles of the current field may end up impacted by the outcome of the election.

In this week’s Screen Talk podcast, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the possible ways that Oscar hopefuls like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and “All In: The Fight for Democracy” stand to benefit from the November event. They also devote time to the Gotham nominations and which ones may wind up getting a boost in the weeks to come, as well as the new Netflix release “Hillbilly Elegy.”

Watch the full conversation above or listen to it below. 

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