As the awards calendar adjusts to the new Oscar date of April 25, 2021, it’s time to figure out which films might enter the Best Picture race. While this year’s slimmer fall festivals may not serve as the usual launchpads, they may function more like Cannes with the potential to break out art films like “Parasite
.” Last year, Bong Joon Ho
’s dark drama rode the Palme d’Or last May all the way to a Best Picture win.
In the weird year that is 2020, we only got to see one traditional Oscar outpost with January’s Sundance Film Festival — and as it happened, this one yielded slim Oscar pickings save for a couple on the documentary side. This year, as long as a theatrical release was planned, movies that premiere online or at an online film festival are Oscar eligible.
On the acting side, Amy Adams
and Glenn Close