Washington Post

The pandemic is upending how Oscar nominees are chosen

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In any normal Hollywood year, winter is award season, a time when hundreds of screenings, ceremonies, panel discussions and upscale cocktail receptions pack the social calendars of film professionals in Los Angeles, London and New York.

At this dizzying barrage of events - this would normally be a particularly busy week ahead of the Golden Globes on Sunday and the start of Oscar-nominations voting next Friday - contenders smile, tell war stories and patiently repeat their process to the working professionals and retirees who decide their fate while holding glasses of wine and plates of finger food. The process helps winnow the field of competing films for upcoming awards shows, a kind of hive mind forming around the season's leading contenders...

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