Oscar season has a way of sweeping out the old to make way for the new. This is really simply understood as award fatigue, an affliction caught by some as they keep sifting through the same old pile of films. Naturally this would lend itself to the kind of breaking news that may or may not mean something — but it is notable and noticeable because everyone battles the same affliction. In the end, the illness wears off. It usually takes one full year for awards junkies to look back and think, wow, how did THAT happen?