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Is Denzel Washington on his way to a third Oscar?

Is Denzel Washington on his way to a third Oscar?

Is Denzel Washington now the front-runner for the lead actor Oscar? Should actors use their platforms to espouse their political views? And could Isabelle Huppert pull off a surprise Oscar win for lead actress?

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.

SAG AWARDS WRAP: IS DENZEL NOW THE FRONT-RUNNER?

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