On this installment of the Big Picture Podcast, FilmBuffOnline Editor-in-Chief Rich Drees and FilmBuffOnline Contributing Editor Natasha Bogutzki take to the microphones to give their first reactions to the films and filmmakers making the cut for this year’s Oscar voting. Will Mank and its ten nominations sweep the Oscars this year or will any of the six films that received six nominations each beat out the favorite? Rich and Natasha take a look at the nominations, talk about who didn’t get out whom they would have liked to see named and even find some interesting connections between many of the individual nominees.
The academy collapses two categories into one and clarifies eligibility requirements in two others. [click for more]
As the reopening of theaters remains a question, the Academy has decided to temporarily allow films that premier online to be eligible for Oscar consideration. [click for more]