On this 88th podcast I am joined by Kenzie Vanunu to talk about the upcoming BAFTA nominations, which will be announced February 3.
Kenzie and I break down the writing, acting, directing and Best Film categories as well as try and tackle the always difficult to predict Rising Star nominees (revealed February 1). Throughout the podcast we detail the changes in BAFTA voting that were enacted last season (that also gave us wild snubs like Gary Oldman, Carey Mulligan and Olivia Colman), how those new rules will impact this year’s results and who will be helped and hurt by BAFTAs choices.
Best Actress is one of this year’s most contentious categories and at BAFTA we’re very likely to see many of the top Oscar contenders missing – outside of the chapter-voted top two – in favor of more local-grown talent. But who’s getting snubbed – Lady Gaga? Jessica Chastain? Kristen Stewart? ALL of them?
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For Your Consideration in all categories including Best Actress – Jennifer Hudson.
This podcast runs 1h 45m with intro and music.
Photo: BAFTA/Thomas Alexander