We are in uncharted territory for the record in this Oscar season.
While the Costume Designer Ceremony is still on Tuesday, the Writers Guild Awards bow to the big Guild Kudos on Sunday night. The results have produced the undoubtedly most far-reaching Oscar field in history.
The most important prizes of the guild and industry groups were shown for the first time in another film: the producer guild awarded the "Green Book". "The directorate of the guild was represented by Alfonso Cuarón and" Roma ". SAG-AFTRA chose "Black Panther" in the Ensemble category. American Cinema Editors leaned in the drama area towards "Bohemian Rhapsody" and in comedy on "The Favorite". And now, the author's guild is in the original with winnings for "Eighth Grade" (the first movie since "Bowling for Columbine" that won a WGA Award without a screenplay nomination) and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" Adapted
Five organizations, seven different films. It has never happened. And you might as well win the "Cold War's" American Society of Cinematographers.
Well, what does that mean? Does that mean that the best picture race is to win? That's the way it is, so that's what defines that fact. "Green Book" compared to "Roma" is the general wisdom, but who knows?
A film not mentioned above, "BlacKkKlansman", is still the only contender to have won every major benchmark this season (nominations for Best Picture), Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editing, and Nod PGA, DGA, WGA, a SAG AFTRA ensemble, and BAFTA nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.)
Another film that is not "A Star Is Born" (A Star Is Born) is the contender with the most nominations for guilds and groups in the industry (who pick everyone but the Visual Effects Society).
This season is literally as thin as possible. There are so many questions. Fortunately, we are only a week away from learning the answers.