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Oscar Podcast #55: New Academy Members, Fall Festivals and July Oscar Predictions

This 55th Oscar podcast I’m joined by no less than three esteemed Gold Rush Gang members – Jason Osiason, Richard Anthony and Matt Dinn. We open on a discussion of the 774 Academy invitees announced two weeks ago and some of the backlash against names some felt were diluting the membership. We talk about how last year’s new group impacted Moonlight‘s Best Picture win this ...

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Oscar Podcast #54: Post-Cannes Wrap Up and the State of the Oscar Race

Finally! After two months of no podcasts, I return for #54 with special guests Júlia Guimaraes and David Acacia. David is an AW member as well as a member of the International Cinephile Society. He guested on last year’s post-Cannes podcast and he’s back to spill some tea on his faves, what he didn’t like and the general ‘meh’ feeling ...

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Oscar Podcast #53: CinemaCon Buzz; the Oscars in a post-Moonlight world

This 53rd Oscar Podcast, the first of the 2017-2018 season, former Gold Rush Gang member Peter and I break down the main contenders right now and who could be in the future. With CinemaCon last week, we got some insight on a few high-profile Oscar contenders like The Greatest Showman, Suburbicon, Downsizing, Wonderstruck and Darkest Hour. On the flip side, ...

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Oscar Podcast #51: FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions

Well, here we are. The last prediction podcast of the 2016-2017 Oscar season. I am joined by Gold Rush Gang members Kenneth and Evan for a deep dive into all 24 categories, starting off with the last batch of guilds that announced and using them as the jumping-off points for those Oscar categories. That carries us into a conversation about Hidden ...

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Oscar Podcast #48: FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions

Ok folks, get comfortable. This 48th Oscar podcast, our final Oscar predictions podcast before the nominations are announced on Tuesday the 24th is epic. 3h 25m epic. But don’t be afraid; Chris, Bryan and I tackle all categories (except the shorts, sorry shorts) with laser precision and detail, offering up potential spoilers, justifications for crazy predictions as well as wondering ...

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Oscar Podcast #47: Post-Golden Globe winners; BAFTA, PGA, DGA Nominations

In this 47th Oscar podcast, Gold Rush Gang member Júlia and I have a lot to discuss. The Golden Globes were last week and brought with them the deluge of La La Land‘s history-making wins, the shocks of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Isabelle Huppert and the triumph of Moonlight in the 11th hour. Then, BAFTA nominations showered Nocturnal Animals with love ...

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