Shame mingles with self-congratulation in Oscar season

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NEW YORK (AP) Harvey Weinstein, who for so long craved omnipresence on Oscar night, may finally get his wish.

Even though the former Weinstein Co. co-chairman has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and his company's name has been erased from "Wind River," its best Oscar shot this year, Weinstein will be ubiquitous in absentia.

The ongoing sexual misconduct scandals have colored every phase of awards season so far, whether it's on red carpets or at press junkets.

But whether they will ultimately shape who wins is another question.

With so much disgrace to go around, Hollywood may not still be in the mood for self-congratulation.

Veteran awards season analyst Tom O'Neill says some Oscars voters may be looking for uplifting films this year.