Hotshot director to HE: “Joanna Kulig has to be among the Best Actress front-runners. Astounding performance in Cold War. Unfortunately voters will not see her. Academy cinema was almost empty [during last weekend’s] Academy members screening.”

HE to hotshot: “Really? I love her.”

Hotshot to HE: “And the film itself is easily the year’s best.”

HE to hotshot: “Agreed.”