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Oscar Podcast #72: Post-Nominations talk with guest Valerie Complex

The 2019 Oscar nominations happened less than 12 hours ago and on this 72nd podcast I am joined by the awesome Valerie Complex to talk about the nominations we liked, what we didn’t like and where we think the Academy is heading with these choices.  We dig in on the good (Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, LGBTQ character inclusion) but also talk …

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Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony…and they’re not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters …

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NPR’s The Big Listen Oscar Special podcast

I recently sat down for an interview with Lauren Ober of NPR’s The Big Listen to talk about the Oscars this year, the process of predicting, why I do it (shout out to my mother!) and how I got started in this big, messy fun ride of Oscar watching. The podcast runs about 50m. I open the show for about three …

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Oscar Podcast #64: Post-BAFTA Oscar Winner Predictions – Can Get Out Win?

In this 64th Oscar podcast, I am joined by Gold Rush Gang member Matt Dinn the day after the BAFTA awards where Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Film and the four acting frontrunners – Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) all …

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