Former L.A. Times/Envelope Oscar columnist Pete Hammond will provide awards season coverage for Deadline‘s Nikki Finke, it was tweeted (and then reported by Kris Tapley) last night.

In an odd twist, Tapley has also reported that “all of Hammond’s material that runs at Deadline will also run at, so make that two outlets getting into the Oscar game in a big way this year.” Double posting on organizationally-linked-but-separate industry websites? That can’t be right.

One presumes that Finke’s flattering 8.13 profile of Pete’s industrious and well-liked life Madelyn Hammond (“The Job Whisperer”) was somehow linked to the Hammond hire, or vice versa.