After a year like no other, we’re told to expect an edition of “The Oscars” (7 p.m. Sunday, ABC, TV-14) like none we’ve ever seen. Details are sketchy. There will be no host, but expect a batch of A-list presenters. Because of COVID-19, there will be no giant theater filled with stars and Oscar hopefuls. Producer Steven Soderbergh has promised the Academy Awards will unfold “like a movie.”

But what kind of movie? The artsy movie Oscar tends to favor? Or the popcorn blockbuster audiences (used to) go to see? Increasingly, people are wondering, just what is a movie anyway?

COVID has kept people out of the cinemas, but that only accelerated a trend toward streaming films at home. Netflix has this year’s most-nominated film, “Mank.”

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