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Oscar contenders from Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and Ava DuVernay arriving soon

Oscar contenders from Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and Ava DuVernay arriving soon

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times' awards columnist and your newsletter host.

The New York Film Festival gets underway Friday, and Times film writer Steven Zeitchik previews the prestigious event here. Festival director Kent Jones notes the presence of several films — “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “13th” — that “urgently connect to...

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