Oscar acting races: How do you choose?


When everyone is great, how do you decide who is the best? My latest piece for Variety explores the different means of arriving at the end. 

It’s not easy to narrow the field of Oscar acting contenders to four categories of five nominations apiece, but for Academy members this year, choosing the four winners is going to be a pisser — and the decisionmaking could be more philosophical than artistic.

Parsing which performers at their pinnacle are “better” than others is something of a fool’s errand, at least in comparison to more manageable means of separating them. …

Read the entire piece here. 


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