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.
In this final episode of Season two of The Awards Show Show, co-hosts Kyle Buchanan (vulture.com) and John Horn (theframe.org) 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?
Pro-tips on how to win your office Oscar pool and a debate over how the Academy Awards can become must-see TV. Get out your pen and paper because co-hosts Kyle Buchanan (vulture.com) and John Horn (theframe.org) are joined by Amy Nicholson from MTV News to predict who will win in every category at the Academy Awards. Also, E. Alex Jung and Jen Chaney from the Vulture TV Podcast discuss the Oscar telecast as a TV event. Their advice for making it must-see television? Allow for spontaneity. Get The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes: http://apple.co/2m9hDRt
How do savvy Oscar campaign strategists like Harvey Weinstein shape narratives that propel one film to glory and leave another in the dust? Co-hosts John Horn (theframe.org)and Kyle Buchanan (vulture.com) make comparisons to the political messaging of Trump v. Hillary when parsing what works in Hollywood. They note how the campaign for "Manchester by the Sea" had to pivot from its original message and how "Lion" took advantage of real world events around Trump's travel ban in its Oscar campaign. Meanwhile, "Moonlight" has resisted the media's push to pit it against "La La Land," instead stressing the narratives of each creative person behind the film. Subscribe to The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1YjG3RZ
Interviews with Dev Patel and Lin-Manuel Miranda who open up about Oscars, typecasting, movies and music. Plus, John Horn regales Kyle Buchanan with stories from the Oscar nominees luncheon earning him the nickname "Oscar Yenta." Then in Kyle's interview with Dev Patel they discuss his arc from "Slumdog Millionaire" to "Lion" and how he seeks to come out from under typecasting as "an Indian guy." And in John's conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda, they discuss the overlap between "Hamilton" and "Moana" and how the election hasn't changed his art but has affected him as a private citizen. Subscribe to The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1YjG3RZ
"Moonlight" writer-director Barry Jenkins opens up about bonding with fellow nominated directors and being pitted head-to-head with Damien Chazelle and "La La Land" as if they're in a battle royal. Also, L.A. Times reporter Jen Yamato joins co-hosts John Horn (theframe.org) and Kyle Buchanan (vulture.com) to share what happened inside the hall during the PGA awards where John Legend went off-script to respond to Trump's immigration ban. With this new politicized award season, how will the producers of the Academy Awards handle political speeches this year? Subscribe to The Awards Show Show on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1YjG3RZ
The 2017 Oscar nominations are out and co-hosts John Horn of theframe.org and Kyle Buchanan of vulture.com parse the results. While a range of stories and performers were included this year, they challenge the narrative that these nominations mark the "the end of #OscarsSoWhite." And they share their joys at some nods ("20th Century Women") and dismay at others (Mel Gibson). Get The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1YjG3RZ