1917 has run roughshod over the preliminary awards shows, dominating at the BAFTAs over the weekend. Does a WGAs win for Parasite create any daylight for the South Korean sensation? Amanda and Sean break down the film’s chances with a deep dive into the preferential balloting system that the Academy uses to determine its Best Picture winner (2:15). Then, they make the case for Parasite as the right pick for the prize, celebrating its writing, production design, performances, direction, and so much more (37:02).
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