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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Do film critics play a role in the Oscar race? Should they? As critics' organizations start to announce their favorite movies of 2016, co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of Vulture and The Frame's John Horn are joined by The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato to unpack these and other questions. They also discuss what happens when so many critics are straight, white men of a certain age. How does bias affect film criticism, the awards, and potentially which films get made? Get this podcast on iTunes:

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Best actor race: Affleck vs Washington, Costner vs Ali?; Spirit Award noms

This week on The Awards Show Show, Vulture's Kyle Buchanan and The Frame's John Horn touch on some of the surprising omissions of the Independent Spirit Award nominations, before moving on to the debate of the week: Which men are going to be nominated in Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars? Does Casey Affleck have a chance against Denzel Washington? Will Ryan Gosling figure? And in Best Supporting Actor, is there a front runner? Subscribe to The Awards Show Show on iTunes:

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How Donald Trump shook up the Oscar race

The election of Donald J. Trump has affected a lot of things...including this year's Oscar race. Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of and John Horn of The Frame are joined this week by entertainment reporter Jen Yamato from The Daily Beast. They debate how Academy members may view this year's crop of films differently in light of the election. Will they vote to send a message to DC with their Oscar picks? Will the issues of race, equality and immigration factor into the voting? Or will voters gravitate to lighter fair? And what about the Oscar telecast and the movie industry as a whole? Subscribe to The Awards Show Show on iTunes:

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The post-election relevance of 'Arrival'; who should host the Oscars?

The new film "Arrival" is a sci-fi drama that just got a lot more relevant, but can it be an Oscar contender? Screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about writing the script and the themes that resonate with issues of division and unity in our world today. Then, co-hosts John Horn of The Frame and Kyle Buchanan of New York Magazine's discuss the Academy's picks for who will produce the Oscars telecast. And they make their picks for who should host: Samantha Bee and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. No, not together. Subscribe to The Awards Show Show on itunes:…d1060952322?mt=2

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A startling Best Picture prediction; how 'Zootopia' predicted Trump

When Vulture's Kyle Buchanan and The Frame's John Horn discuss the early Best Picture race Kyle hews to conventional wisdom that "La La Land" is our current frontrunner, but John has a bold and more exciting pick altogether. Plus, "Zootopia" directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore join this pre-election podcast to discuss how their smart, political movie became such a hit. And since the movie is about demonizing disadvantaged groups for political gain ... what would Trump make of it? Subscribe on iTunes:

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Academy Award season begins with #OscarsSoWhite still in mind

The Awards Show Show season two begins with a prediction that there will not be a third straight year of #OscarsSoWhite. Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of and The Frame's John Horn discuss the diversity of this year's potential nominees, including "Moonlight," "Loving" and "Fences." And they debate the award prospects for "The Birth of a Nation" after so much controversy and a poor box office performance. Also, how did Viola Davis shake up the actress race this week? We'll get into that, touch on the Best Picture frontrunner, and much, much more.