Listen to the first episode of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Deadline Awards Columnist Hammond and host David Bloom discuss how in a shortened Oscar nomination season there will be no Thanksgiving holiday for major contenders such as Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty; whether the early debuts of films such as Argo may help them; the challenges Disney faces backing three big films in the Best Animated Feature race; and how the critical success of the hugely popular Skyfall is pushing Sony to back Oscar runs for its creators and performers in an unprecedented way for the 50-year-old franchise.

Deadline Awards Watch, Episode 1 (MP3 format)
Deadline Awards Watch, Episode 1 (M4A format)

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