Screen International: The Heat Is On – Assessing the Early 2019/20 Oscar & Bafta Races

In the first of Screen International’s awards season podcast series, Screen editor Matt Mueller is joined by features editor Charles Gant and joint managing director of Picturehouse Cinemas and Picturehouse Entertainment Clare Binns to discuss the kick-off to the 2019/20 awards season.


Who are the early front-runners in the major categories, how is the date change impacting the release schedule and can anything beat Parasite in the international feature film category?


Matt, Clare and Charles discuss the shorter window for capitalising on awards contenders this year following the US Academy’s decision to move the Oscar ceremony forward to February 9 and Bafta responded in kind, shifting to February 2 – what ripple effect will that have on exhibitors, distributors and audiences?


Others topics include examining the contenders across all major categories that are making the biggest impression so far, and how the US Academy’s expanded international membership is exerting a stronger influence on the overall shape of nominations.


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