On podcast #86 I welcome, for the first time, Christina Jeurling Birro, of Pop Culture Confidential. You probably know Christina from her PCC podcast, which I’ve guest on several times but she’s finally here and I couldn’t be happier.
In just an hour, Christina and I break down the Golden Globes winners and non-ceremony last Sunday, and the one-two punch of BAFTA longlist and Screen Actors Guild nomination announcements that happened within an hour of each in the early hours of Wednesday morning. We dive into the surprise SAG mentions for Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck at the expense of the Belfast boys, the shocking snub of Kristen Stewart, the rise of Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Hudson and who showed up at BAFTA and why it matters.
Support for this podcast and the following message comes from MGM Studios’ and United Artists Releasing’s House of Gucci. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Lady Gaga, Adam Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, with Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino, House of Gucci is inspired by the true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci.
Critics have hailed House of Gucci as “One of the best films of the year. A supremely entertaining and revealing drama from Ridley Scott.” and that the cast displays a “masterclass in acting” with “the best performances of the year.” Nominated for 4 Critics Choice Awards and 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards including Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto and Best Actress Lady Gaga, winner of the New York Film Critics Circle for Best Actress Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.
For Your Consideration in all categories including Best Picture of the Year.
This podcast runs 1h 5m with sponsorship, intro and music.