The State of the Oscar Race: After the Guild Nominations, Here Are the Leading Contenders

This week’s pile-up of guild nominations yielded a wealth of intel.

Sift through the lists of what’s in and what’s out, and the leaders in the Oscar race are clear.

The Directors Guild of America put the cap on the most recent guild awards nominations announced by the Editors, Producers, and Writers Guilds, as well as the previous Actors and other craft guilds.Here’s what didn’t happen: None of the leading contenders scored slots in all four top Guild Awards: WGA, PGA, DGA, and SAG Ensemble.Leading the fray are the DGA nominees: Kenneth Branagh’s Toronto audience award-winner “Belfast,” Paul Thomas Anderson’s ’70s California valentine “Licorice Pizza,” Steven Spielberg’s musical remake “West Side Story,” and Denis Villeneuve’s space epic “Dune,” which are all three for four, and show support from the crafts as well, as does PGA nominee Jane Campion’s

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