The race for the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and other recognition as the film world's best compete for the highest honors. Longtime Hollywood watchers John Horn and Kyle Buchanan talk about the week's developments, talk to leading actors, directors and filmmakers and let you in on insider gossip, confer with other awards-season pundits, and track industry buzz to figure out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for a coveted awards.
This week on The Awards Show Show co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of vulture.com and John Horn of theframe.org 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/awards-show-show-from-vulture/id1060952322?mt=2
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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/awards-show-show-from-vulture/id1060952322?mt=2
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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/awards-show-show-from-vulture/id1060952322?mt=2
The election of Donald J. Trump has affected a lot of things...including this year's Oscar race. Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/awards-show-show-from-vulture/id1060952322?mt=2
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 vulture.com 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: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/award…d1060952322?mt=2
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: http://bit.ly/1YjG3RZ