5 Films From 2021 That Could Shake Up the 2020 Oscars Race

AWARDS BEAT

Upcoming films could bring Andra Day, Zendaya, Robin Wright and both Denzel Washington and his son John David Washington into the race

December may the time of year when critics compile their Top 10 lists of the year -- but according to the Oscars, 2020 isn't over yet.

Because of theater closings necessitated by the pandemic, the Academy extended eligibility for the 2020 Oscars to Feb. 28, 2021, making this a rare 14-month year. (The 1933 Oscars, which covered a 17-month span as the Academy adjusted to a new calendar-year schedule, were the only other not restricted to 12 months.)

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Steve Pond

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