10 Things I’m Thankful for This Oscar Season, From a Shorter Timetable to Joe Pesci

AWARDS BEAT

From an uncertain race to great comebacks to major studios, here are some things to celebrate as Oscar season pauses (barely) for Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year, as voters head off on a long weekend with stacks of newly arrived screeners and one big question: Which film should I share with the family over Thanksgiving weekend? The kids could go for “Frozen II,” the adults will get a kick out of “Dolemite Is My Name” and you might find some middle ground with “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

But then there’s “1917,” which actually arrived in the mail for some voters on Tuesday, three days after its first screenings and weeks before its theatrical release. Would you dare watch that epic on a TV set?

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Steve Pond

Steve Pond

Awards Editor • steve@thewrap.com • Twitter: @stevepond