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.
We break down the surprises, omissions and the resettled field now that the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes have weighed in. "Spotlight" is locked and loaded, but what happened to former favorite "The Martian"? And does anybody understand what’s going on with the up-for-grabs Best Supporting Actor race? And finally, a deep dive into the Best Adapted Screenplay category, with cameos from writers including Aaron Sorkin. Listen above, or subscribe to The Awards Show Show on iTunes.
Vulture's Kyle Buchanan and The Frame's John Horn discuss the wackiest awards-season rumor yet — and it involves a carnal, bestial encounter with Leonardo DiCaprio — before moving on to the question of whether a blockbuster like "The Martian" or "Mad Max" has a shot at Best Picture. (If either won, it would be the first time such a big hit has triumphed since… well, they’ll tell you.) They go on to debate who’ll get nominated for Best Actress, and it’s an awfully young crowd. Who do you think will be in the final five? Subscribe to The Awards Show Show on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/award…d1060952322?mt=2
Are true stories a sure bet during awards season? From "Spotlight" to "Steve Jobs," several of this year's contenders are based on true events — though some take liberties with fact and fiction; Hosts John and Kyle also assess new releases 'Creed' and 'The Danish Girl,' and the buzzy yet-to-be-released movie "The Revenant"; Plus, we hear excerpts from interviews with directors Ryan Coogler, Tom McCarthy and Danny Boyle, and actor Eddie Redmayne. Subscribe to this podcast on itunes.