The countdown is on for the 89th Oscars® telecast, but first tune in for AirTalk's annual preview event.
KPCC's FilmWeek critics and host Larry Mantle plus an audience of 1,000 gathered at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss and debate the contenders for this year’s major Oscar categories. There were vigorous deliberations over "Moonlight" and "La La Land" in the Best Picture categories and almost no agreement on the Best Documentary Feature.
Who are you favoring for this year's Academy Awards?
Justin Chang, film critic for KPCC and the Los Angeles Times
Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Alt-Film Guide
Christy Lemire, KPCC film critic and host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?”
Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic
Wade Major, KPCC film critic and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com
Amy Nicholson, KPCC film critic and chief film critic for MTV News
Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor