As the leaves change colors, so does the Hollywood calendar. We’re officially on the cusp of “Oscar season,” that lovely and interminable period where so-called prestige films are bandied about in hopes of earning awards glory. The major fall festivals (Telluride, Venice, Toronto and New York) are all said and done as of last weekend, so now the drama starts to come into focus. I’ll cover the Oscar race more in-depth in the months to come, but here is an overview of where the six major categories stand. Nominations are announced Jan. 24, but studios’ campaigns are already underway ahead of the Feb. 26 ceremony.
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