-Matthew Broderick in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences can be a forgetful group. While their tastes have undoubtedly expanded and matured over the years, they still need to be reminded about the best films and performances that didn’t open right before voting. Under the Covid-19 pandemic, and as studios explore the VOD and streaming platform for their releases, Academy members may be watching more movies than ever. On the other hand, they, like many of us, are desperately trying to cure themselves of cabin fever and Zoom fatigue, both of which could be making it difficult to pop in a screener.
In a standard awards coverage year, we would be focusing on the January to June slate of movies that have been released, focusing on box office numbers,