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Oscar Podcast #41: Examining Nate Parker, Rape and The Hollywood Bubble

On this 41st podcast our commentary is restricted to a single issue – the explosive week information regarding Nate Parker, the writer, star and director of Fox Searchlight’s The Birth of a Nation, and the 1999 rape case he and his Birth co-writer, Jean Celestin, were involved in. There have been think pieces upon think pieces this week that began ...

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Emmy Podcast #14: Final Emmy Predictions in Drama and Comedy Categories

In part one of two final Emmy prediction podcasts before the nominations are announced on July 14th, I am joined by AwardsWatch Emmy Experts Chris and Jonathan to go over Drama and Comedy Series and their respective Lead and Supporting categories as well as Limited Series, TV Movie, Variety Talk, Variety Sketch, Variety Special and Special Class Program. With so ...

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Emmy Podcast #13: Emmy Submission Ballots, Guest/Writing/Directing Categories

The submission ballots for the 2016 Emmys are in and voting has begun. This podcast I have brought back Vox.com culture editor Todd VanDerWerff and AwardsWatch Emmy Experts Jonathan Boehle to break down some of the submission list, concentrating on the Guest, Writing and Directing categories since those give us actual episodes before the nominations are announced. We also talk ...

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Emmy Podcast #12: Drama and Comedy Category Predictions

In our last Emmy Podcast, Vox.com’s Todd VanDerWerff and I broke down the TV Movie and Limited Series predictions and got a little bit into the Drama and Comedy categories but here, on this 12th Emmy Podcast, I am joined by fellow Emmy Expert Federico Artico for a deeper dive. We discuss how open the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category ...

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