The Oscar Race is Extremely Loud, and Incredibly Too Close to Call

This past weekend proved to be a wild ride on the awards circuit.The Producers Guild of America Awards bestowed their top honors upon Apple Original Film’s “Coda” on Saturday night while the Cinema Audio Society went with Warner Bros’ “Dune.”At the Writers Guild of America Awards, several of the Oscar nominees for screenplay – “Belfast” (Kenneth Branagh), “Drive My Car”, “The Lost Daughter” (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and “The Power of the Dog” (Jane Campion) – were not eligible for recognition.

So instead, the group went with “Don’t Look Up” from Adam McKay and David Sirota in original, with “Coda” tacking another trophy for adapted following BAFTA.And the final shoe to drop was the American Society of Cinematographers delivering Greig Fraser (“Dune”) the statuette, his second win following “Lion” (2016).With Oscar voting still underway, a legitimate three-horse race is underway – Apple’s “Coda,” Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog” and Focus Features’ “Belfast.

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