On episode 161 of The AwardsWatch Podcast, AwardsWatch Executive Editor Ryan McQuade is joined by Editor-In-Chief Erik Anderson and AwardsWatch contributors Dan Bayer and Josh Parham to talk about the latest critic’s awards winners including NBR and AFI and answers some listener questions.
Another busy week within the latest phase of award season, as the National Board of Review (NBR), American Film Institute (AFI), and various critic’s voting bodies including Los Angeles Film Critics (LAFCA) announced their winners this week, with Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, TÁR, and RRR have very strong showings across the week. The team breakdown these wins and what they mean for the Oscar race.
After this discussion, which was recorded Sunday before Golden Globe nominations (see full noms here), the gang move on to listener questions that cover Brendan Fraser’s nomination status with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, what they would love to see nominated for Best Comedy/Musical at the Globes, and their favorite moments in Globes history. They also talk about TÁR’s Oscar chances, if Michelle Williams would’ve swept the season if she was in the Best Supporting Actress race, and the state of the race for Netflix’s Best Picture chances.
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This podcast runs 1h17m. We will be back later this week with our reactions to the Golden Globe nominations. 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.
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