It’s finally (almost) here! After an unusually long season, voting for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards opens April 15, closing on April 20. The winners will then be announced at a unique ceremony held across the globe on April 25. All the speculation about how the length of the season and pandemic viewing may have affected things will at last be put to an end. So as we go into these final days, we take a look at the top categories.
Close-Up on Best Picture
On paper, “Nomadland
” is the clear frontrunner, having won the top prize at PGA, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe Awards. But the Oscars love nothing more than to toss a curveball and a case could be made for any of the nominated films. “The Trial of the Chicago 7
” just won the SAG Ensemble prize and one could point to the films “Parasite
” and “Spotlight
,” which also won ensemble but lost PGA,