Thu. Sep 19th, 2019

Oscar Podcast #35: BAFTA Winners, The Revenant Leads the Oscar Race

In our 35th podcast, recording just minutes after the 2016 BAFTA awards ceremony, I am joined by three Gold Rush Gang members (James, Evan and Kenneth) to hash over the huge turn in the Oscar game with The Revenant making good on its recent DGA win and taking BAFTA’s Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and more. Can anyone deny its frontrunner status now?

We also look at the continued strength of Mad Max: Fury Road (which won four awards) and the craziness of the Best Supporting Actress category, including a bit of time devoted to the one and only Diane Ladd on her “greed and corruption” accusations of leading actress performances in “her” suppawting category.

We finish by talking about the three slates of performers and presenters for the 88th Academy Awards, wonder if the chosen presenters are too thinly veiled an answer to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and try and figure out who will be presenting Best Picture.

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1 thought on “Oscar Podcast #35: BAFTA Winners, The Revenant Leads the Oscar Race

  1. Great podcast. I agree, the Supporting Actress category is annoying. Personally I think Vikander would be 4 for 4 if her Danish Girl performance had been nominated there, but there is no way to know that for sure, obviously. I also think that because Vikander was even able to get a nomination in Lead at BAFTA, that indicates Brit support for her and her performance there. They had other options in that category (Lawrence, for one, and Rampling). No one cares about The Danish Girl but Vikander still got a nomination in that competitive category. Winslet’s BAFTA win feels like a consolation prize to me. They know that she’ll lose the Oscar.

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