Behind the Scenes of the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

I spoke with directors of the films competing for the top prize at the Oscars. Here are my takeaways.

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Movies Survived 2020. The Oscars Diversified. There’s More to Do.

At the pandemic Oscars, anything could happen. Here are the lessons from the nominations: The good, the bad and what needs fixing.

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SAG Awards Go to ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis

Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn took supporting actor honors. On the TV side, “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” won top honors.

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How Wide Open Is the Best-Picture Race?

Each of the eight contenders has a path to victory, but it will be harder for some than others. For now, keep your eye on “Nomadland.”

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2021 Oscars Nominations: Snubs and Surprises for Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Jodie Foster

The two men are up for supporting actor in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a best picture candidate. So who was the star? And the Globes’ best supporting actress was shut out.

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What to Expect From the 2021 Oscar Nominations

It should be the most diverse Oscar lineup in ages, and history may be made in the best-director category. Still, expect some snubs and controversies.

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Golden Globes 2021: Where to Stream the Winners

Nearly all of the big winners from the evening are available to stream. Here’s a look at where to find them and what The Times first had to say about them.

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2021 Golden Globes Predictions: Will ‘Borat’ Be the Big Winner?

Sacha Baron Cohen and his news-making movie could sweep the comedy categories. In drama, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Nomadland” will battle it out.

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The Chicago 7 Trial Onscreen: An Interpretation for Every Era

Aaron Sorkin is only the latest filmmaker to dramatize this prime example of political theater. Each version has a different understanding of the case and what it means.

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’: What to Know

Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix film dramatizes the notorious 1969 political trial with many players. Use this guide to understand the people and the issues at stake.

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Sacha Baron Cohen on the ‘Borat’ Sequel and Playing Abbie Hoffman

Reviving his Borat character and playing the political activist Abbie Hoffman, the actor feels he “had to ring the alarm bell and say that democracy is in peril this year.”

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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen Get Serious in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

The writer and director Aaron Sorkin narrates a scene featuring Cohen as the activist Abbie Hoffman.

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Before Nov. 3, Watch This and This and This

A number of movies, documentaries and TV mini-series that are coming out have immediate relevance to the 2020 election.

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Review: They Fought the Law

Aaron Sorkin and an all-star cast re-enact a real-life ‘’60s courtroom drama with present-day implications.

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