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Which films will prevail at the Covid Oscars?

The awards season has been disrupted, but the orgy of backslapping that is the Academy Awards won’t be stopped. Here is our pick of the likely winners

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Chadwick Boseman plays a talented trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix. The actor could be in line for two posthumous Oscar nods

Chadwick Boseman plays a talented trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix. The actor could be in line for two posthumous Oscar nods

Chadwick Boseman plays a talented trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix. The actor could be in line for two posthumous Oscar nods

Normally at this time of year, film critics and fans would be merrily bickering over who had won which Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards and which films were likely to dominate at the Oscars. But in 2021, Covid has played havoc with the awards season, and it remains unclear if any of the events will be taking place.

Still, the entertainment industry is at its most inventive when finding ways to publicly congratulate itself, and I can confidently predict that gongs will be awarded as noisily and immodestly as usual.


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