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Date TimeSeptember 16, 2019
VoiceThe major fall festivals are now over, giving us a clearer idea of which stars might find themselves prepping an acceptance speech for February
J-Lo for the win? Taking an early look at Oscars 2020 frontrunners
After what’s been a mostly God-awful year at the movies, the fall festival season has felt more necessary than ever, a warm hug after eight months of being repeatedly slapped in the face.
Shot-in-the-dark speculation over next year’s awards race has been replaced with far more informed predictions, a guessing game still, but one that’s already easier to play. By this time last year, we’d already seen six of the eight best picture nominees and so with Venice, Telluride and Toronto out of the way once again, we can sift through the hits and misses to figure out what films and performances will have enough power to motor their way through to February.

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