108 minutes

Up for Discussion

1. Introduction
2. KNOW YOUR ENEMY – Q & A with this episode’s guest, Marya E. Gates from Cinema Fanatic. (2:56)
3. Rundown of the nominees for adapted and original screenplay (31:41)
4. Rundown of the nominees for Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Actress, and Actor (23:22)
5. Rundown of the nominees for Best Direction and Best Picture (1:06:29)
4. Omissions and trends (1:31:47)
5. Early predictions (1:46:00)


Thoughts from your host…

It’s strange to be publishing a podcast about an awards show while I watch another awards show. If I start name-checking Cardi B, please forgive me.

This year’s class of Oscar nominees comes with a lot of stories, and a lot of angles to consider. There are narratives that involve individual careers and an industry in-flux. There are small things to consider about big films, and big things to consider about small films. As usual, there’s not nearly enough time to get to it all…but in just under two hours, we sure do try!

Many of the categories we discuss are something of a fait accompli, which os why Marya and I are far more interested in who got named – and occasionally, who didn’t – than who wins.



Links from The Show:


A Glimmer of Marya’s Good Scene in a Bad Movie:

Marya’s Favorite Monologue:

Another angle on LADY BIRD by Jim Vorel at PASTE Magazine


Thanks for tuning into episode one-hundred-ninety-two.


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