The absence of a front-runner spells sharp rivalries in awards season and unusual potential opportunities for the majors to figure more prominently in the competition, as we discuss in the latest episode of The Bart & Fleming Podcast. Two coming-of-age films (Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name) could face off against studio-backed films like Get Out and Dunkirk, among others, for the year’s biggest prizes.

Also, the podcast highlights rich opportunities for Disney if it clinches deal to acquire key Fox assets and tie down future streaming winners.

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