On episode 197 of The AwardsWatch Podcast, Executive Editor Ryan McQuade is joined by Editor-In-Chief Erik Anderson and AwardsWatch contributors Zach Laws, and Josh Parham to discuss their 2024 pre-Fall festival Oscar predictions.
In less than three weeks, the Fall film festivals will be in full swing around the globe, as dozens and dozens of films premiere with great optimism that they will have what it takes to carry over in the award season conversation. While we know most of the film festival lineups and where everything will be playing, no one can predict at this exact moment in time what the nominations and winners will be come March 2024. With this in mind, we are at the start of a brand new Oscar season, thus the AW team has come together to give their first podcast Oscar predictions before the world premieres at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals.
Erik has been covering the monthly Oscar predictions on the site, but these predictions are the first chance for Ryan, Josh, and Zach to talk with Erik as a group and see where everyone is right now, who are the early frontrunners, and which films have what it takes to make it all the way to Hollywood’s biggest night. Their conversation covered the Best Picture category, as well as Best Director, both Original and Adapted Screenplay, and all four of the acting categories. Among the several films that were highlighted the most in the team’s conversation include Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, The Zone of Interest, Barbie, Past Lives, The Holdovers, Dune Part Two, Maestro, May December, Anatomy of a Fall, Air, Saltburn, The Killer, Ferrari, Nyad, Priscilla, The Iron Claw and Poor Things, with a hand full of other titles like Asteroid City, Dumb Money, Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse, The Color Purple, Long Day’s Journey into Night and Rustin also getting some consideration.It was a detailed, exciting podcast that we hope you enjoy.
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This podcast runs 2h16m.We will be back next week to preview the 2023 Telluride Film Festival. Till then, let’s get into it.
Music: “Modern Fashion” from AShamaleuvmusic (intro), “B-3” from BoxCat Games Nameless: The Hackers RPG Soundtrack (outro).