THE EIGHT CIRCLES OF AWARDS SEASON HELL

So your picture’s getting a little buzz and you’re ready to dive in and test the waters on the circuit. Well, fasten your seat belt, you’ve got a wild ride ahead. With a mere four months to go, you’re going to see sides of this industry you never dreamed possible: Awards consultants! Blogger pundits! Hollywood Award Advisory committee members are all going to demand you remember their names. You’ll go to 4th tier Guild Award dinners so endless, you’ll wonder if eternity takes the shape of a banquet hall. It’s all on the magical ride they call the awards season. So get ready and here’s your guide to the circles of hell that await your presence; please do try to be on time. 1. OSCARS Mayor: Dawn Hudson Claim to Significance: Still watched by..lots of people around the world. Major Hazard: Dodging Peggy Siegal and Roger Friedman in the Eastman

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BAILEYGATE: TIME FOR A TIME OUT FOR THE ACADEMY

We of course still don’t know what the charges are against John Bailey, let alone how serious, solid or verifiable they are. That said, it’s hard to see in this day and age, once your company has put it out there that they are looking into harassment allegations, how you walk away from multiple accusations. That genie no longer fits back in any bottle. As for AMPAS… what’s next: will we find the museum is being built on an Indian burial ground? The timing, of course, raises eyebrows. That this comes out right as the Oscar dust settles is interesting. For a company to suddenly leak that it is investigating multiple charges of harassment against its own President, is unusual. Did all these accusations just come in the door, all together, just now after Oscars? Also interesting, given that, that David Rubin one of the candidates for the Presidency against John Bailey,

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