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FilmWeek’s 2018 Academy Awards Preview from The Theatre at Ace Hotel




A photo of the marquee for FilmWeek's 16th annual Academy Awards Preview Show at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif on February 25, 2018.
A photo of the marquee for FilmWeek's 16th annual Academy Awards Preview Show at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif on February 25, 2018.
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The 90th annual Oscars® are set for this Sunday, March 4th at the Dolby Theatre here in Los Angeles, but before you head to your Oscar parties and fill out your ballot, tune in to hear AirTalk’s 16th annual Academy Awards Preview Show.

Larry Mantle, all nine of our FilmWeek critics, and over 1,000 die-hard FilmWeek fans packed into the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to review the nominees in the major Oscar categories. While there was more agreement among the critics than one might expect for categories like Best Actor and Best Actress, it’s going to be a wide open year for other categories like Best Picture.

Who are your favorites to win the Oscars this year? Were there any movies you felt got snubbed that you would have liked to see among the nominees?

Guests

Justin Chang, film critic for KPCC and the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @JustinCChang

Amy Nicholson, KPCC film critic and host of The Canon podcast; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC, Alt-Film Guide, and CineGods.com; he tweets @CinemaInMind

Christy Lemire, film critic for KPCC, RogerEbert.com and co-host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?”; she tweets @christylemire

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; she tweets @ClaudiaPuig 

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and CineGods.com