Notes On The Season: Netflix’s ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Gets Awards Buzz For Aaron Sorkin And Cast; NYFF Launches New Oscar Shot For Bill Murray?

Notes On The Season: Netflix’s ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Gets Awards Buzz For Aaron Sorkin And Cast; NYFF Launches New Oscar Shot For Bill Murray?
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No sooner had the Emmys ended with a disappointing night Sunday for Netflix after a record-breaking 160 nominations (and 21 wins), the streamer is turning its sights bigly to Oscar season. If the launch of their series of daily new Netflix Screening Room entries with Aaron Sorkin’s triumphant The Trial of the Chicago 7 is any indication of what it has in store, then Netflix is going to have a much better night at the Oscars come Sunday, April 25. This could be its year.

Netflix actually has the most impressive lineup of films for this season, better than any other distributor (at least on paper), and just in sheer volume it promises to overwhelm the competition. This is especially apparent as other expected films with big awards ambitions seem to be falling by the wayside, as witnessed just today with the
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