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Oscar Podcast #17: AFI – Selma Soars, American Sniper Shoots Blanks

Big happenings with some major premieres of Oscar hopefuls at AFI this last week in the form of Selma, American Sniper and A Most Violent Year give the Gold Rush Gang (Richard, Jason and myself, Erik) a lot to talk about in this podcast. We discuss the mixed test screening (attended by a trio of AwardsWatchers) that led to some ...

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Oscar Podcast #16: Where Have Selma and Unbroken Gone?

In this new Oscar podcast, Erik, Kenneth, Matt M and Peter discuss where Selma and Unbroken are in the race. Have they fallen? Are they steady? With a handful of AwardsWatch members having just seen the first and only Selma screening, there’s lots to tell and lots to talk about. We also take a crack at the juicy Best Actor category, overflowing ...

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Oscar Podcast #15: Venice, Telluride and TIFF festivals; Birdman, A Most Violent Year, Wild, The Imitation Game

In this podcast, Peter and Jason (Dirk Diggler!) join Erik to discuss the flurry of fall festivals, including the just opened Venice Film Festival which began with rapturous reviews for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman. We also venture into Telluride and TIFF (which Jason is attending), discuss Harvey Weinstein‘s track for The Imitation Game and the recent first test screening (attended ...

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Oscar Podcast #13: Post-Cannes Predictions

In this podcast, Erik, Peter and new Gold Rush Gang member Matt L. discuss the Cannes Film Festival and its winners and losers and how it will affect the Oscar race. We also discuss our current Oscar predictions, featuring Foxcatcher, Unbroken, Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, Harvey Weinstein and Fox Searchlight. Links: Direct Download  Permanent Link

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Oscar Podcast #11: FINAL Oscar Predictions!

  In this epic Oscar podcast, recorded February 25th, 2014, Erik, Ben, Kenneth and Peter discuss their final Oscar predictions, possibly change their minds in the middle of the conversation. Meanwhile, Erik forgets 12 Years a Slave isn’t nominated for Original Score, Cate Blanchett gets unironic love from the group and one of the straight guys throws the biggest shade? Settle ...

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Oscar Podcast #9: January 14, 2014

  Erik and Kenneth dish to the death in this epic Oscar podcast that covers the Golden Globe winners and our final (sort of) Oscar nomination predictions for this Thursday. Hold onto your wigs, ’cause it’s a long one.

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