On episode 156 of The AwardsWatch Podcast, AwardsWatch Executive Editor Ryan McQuade is joined by Editor-In-Chief Erik Anderson, TV Editor Tyler Doster and AwardsWatch contributors Sophia Ciminello, Dan Bayer, Kevin L. Lee, Nicole Ackman and Josh Parham to do the Winter Movie Draft and answers some listener questions.
Back in the summer, on the first episode of the newly vamped AwardsWatch podcast, the AW gang divided up into two teams to do the Summer Movie Draft, trying to predict which team will have pick the highest grossing, best reviewed films of the summer. In doing so, Ryan’s team beat out Erik’s team thanks to Tom Cruise saving cinema with Top Gun: Maverick. Now with two months left in the film calendar, and tons of cinema left to see, Erik’s team looks for revenge in the new Fall Box Office draft while Ryan’s team looks to continue their winning ways from the summer. Lots of fun picks, including some hilarious “bomb” picks by each team.
Once the draft was over, the team moved over to some listener questions covering the above the line chances for The Whale and the overall Oscar chances for mid-budget films like The Woman King. They also discuss what are some changes to the Oscars ceremony they would make to make it more celebratory of the nominated films, which modern actors they would like to see in a rom-com, what classic, older films they would pair in a double feature with this year’s awards contenders, and more.
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This podcast runs 1h15m. Good to be back and we should have a new episode from Ryan and Erik live at the AFI Film Festival. Till then, enjoy the show.
Music: “Modern Fashion” from AShamaleuvmusic (intro) and “B-3” from BoxCat Games Nameless: The Hackers RPG Soundtrack (outro) used by permission.