It’s a whole new Oscars derby after the fall of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon competing against the traditional Hollywood studios. That’s what Pete Hammond (Deadline) and I discuss in depth as we tackle the newest — and future — Oscar derbies.
It’s almost impossible to imagine the absence of the onetime “Oscars’ Happy Warrior” who battled to claim Best Picture victories for “Shakespeare in Love,” “The English Patient,” “Chicago,” “The King’s Speech” and “The Artist,” but now Harvey’s been bounced from the academy after the sexual harassment scandal.
Today the Oscars seem to be a very different race for another reason, too. Last year streaming service Amazon snagged two top Academy Awards for “Manchester by the Sea.” One was for Best Original Screenplay, the other for Best Actor to Casey Affleck, who prevailed despite facing sexual harassment charges.
What’s going on at Hollywood’s top awards show? Watch our frank discussion above or listen to the audio podcast version below. Do a search for Gold Derby at iTunes to subscribe to our podcast channel.
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