Streaming showdown and a ceremony shakeup set stage for Oscar Sunday

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By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A dark Western, “The Power of the Dog,” will battle feel-good deaf family drama “CODA” for the film industry’s top honor on Sunday when, free of last year’s pandemic restrictions, a large Hollywood crowd gathers for the Academy Awards. The films are front-runners for the best picture trophy at a red-carpet Oscars ceremony promising a few plot twists. Among them: a win by either movie would mark a milestone by handing the statuette to a streaming service. Netflix Inc released “Power of the Dog” while “CODA” streamed on Apple TV+. After past complaints ab…

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