How 'Moonlight' won & what it all means

In this final episode of Season two of The Awards Show Show, co-hosts Kyle Buchanan ( and John Horn ( deconstruct "Moonlight's" big win, how it got there and yes, what happened with the botched presentation. John Horn was in attendance at the Oscars and paints a vivid picture of how it played out in the Dolby Theater. Both he and Kyle hit the post show parties and give their insights on the night. Plus, Kyle laments the phrase "Suicide Squad Oscar winner." And finally, if the Academy Awards provides a snapshot of what kinds of films Hollywood wants to make these days or how it's feeling as a community...what did this 2016-2017 season tell us?
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Andrew Garfield gets political; PGA & BAFTA noms

Andrew Garfield joins co-hosts Kyle Buchanan and John Horn to discuss "Silence" and "Hacksaw Ridge," but also to dive candidly into our cultural moment. What does he really think of "this sick man" Donald Trump, and what was it like to experience Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech in the room when it happened? Before that expansive conversation, John and Kyle discuss the Globes and the nominations out of the Producer's Guild (PGA) and BAFTA. Get The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes:

Happy New Year! WGA noms, Golden Globes and our fantasy Oscar shockers

​It’s our first show of the new year, and boy do we have a lot to talk about! The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for best drama, comedy and documentary screenplays this week. Hosts John Horn of The Frame and Kyle Buchanan of try and read the WGA tea leaves for predictions. Plus, this weekend’s Golden Globes are sneaking up quickly — John just can’t wait. Oscar noms are still a few weeks away, but do we really live in a world where Mel Gibson actually has a shot at a best director nod for ‘Hacksaw Ridge”? Since there’s always a surprise or snub that happens the morning of the Oscar noms, Kyle and John try and predict the possible let downs(can 20th Century Women make the cut?) and the shockers (Does Deadpool have a chance?).

#OscarsSoWhite is not canceled

#Oscarssowhite changed the conversation around the awards season and Hollywood generally. April Reign, the creator of that hashtag joins The Awards Show Show co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of and John Horn of While 2016 had some films by and starring African Americans she cautions people who want to "cancel" #OscarsSoWhite and she asks where are the films the reflect the Latino experience? Where are the Asian American-Pacific Islander filmmakers? Where are the LGBTQIA rom-coms? Why not have an Asian-American James Bond? Or a disabled superhero? April Reign stresses that #Oscarssowhite is about all "marginalized communities" both on and behind the camera. Get The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes:

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Best movies of 2016; 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Rachel Bloom talks 'La La Land'

Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of and John Horn of wow each other with their picks for the best films of 2016. With minimal overlap they name movies both big and small– some in the awards race and others not– that they believe are worth watching from the year that was. Then co-creator and star of The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Rachel Bloom joins the show to share her take on "La La Land" and to talk about musicals on the big and small screen. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes:

What are the best screenplays of 2016?; SAG noms analyzed

Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of and John Horn, host of The Frame, debate the best screenplays of 2016 with Franklin Leonard, founder/CEO of The Black List, an annual survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. They discuss what goes into a good script and lament the lack of women and people of color who get their screenplays produced. Also, Kyle analyzes the SAG nominations for the acting races and parses if they could be predictive of Oscar. Subscribe to The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes:

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What makes a good Oscar host?; 'Arrival' director Denis Villeneuve

This week on The Awards Show Show co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of and John Horn of debate what makes for a good Academy Awards host. What can Jimmy Kimmel learn from previous hosts like Ellen Degeneres, Hugh Jackman and Chris Rock? Then "Arrival" director Denis Villeneuve is in town after shooting "Bladerunner 2049" with Ryan Gosling to engage in awards campaigning. He opens up about his first Oscar experience years ago and how that impacted his career. He shares some stories of "Bladerunner" reflects on "Arrival"'s reception. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: