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By Joey Magidson

Film Contributor

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Once upon a time, there was a sort of caste system in place for actors and actresses in Hollywood.

Film and Television were kept as separate as possible, with mobility quite limited and often discouraged. When a performer went from one medium to the other, they were either a TV star on the way up to acting on the silver screen or a film star on the way down, willing to ply their trade on the small screen as opposed to the unemployment line.

Now we know that things have been upended in a big way, as big stars frequently shuffle back and forth. Television is hardly the ghetto that it used to be. And interestingly enough, this awards season features perhaps more former television stars contending for Oscar nominations than we’ve had in some time.

In this year’s Lead Actor category, the »

- Joey Magidson

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