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The Awards Show Show from Vulture and The Frame

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On "The Awards Show Show" from Southern California Public Radio and Vulture.com, longtime Hollywood watchers John Horn and Kyle Buchanan track the movies, stories and trends of awards season. They'll let you in on insider gossip, talk with Oscar hopefuls and track industry buzz to figure out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for Hollywood's coveted awards.

On "The Awards Show Show" from Southern California Public Radio and Vulture.com, longtime Hollywood watchers John Horn and Kyle Buchanan track the movies, stories and trends of awards season. They'll let you in on insider gossip, talk with Oscar hopefuls and track industry buzz to figure out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for Hollywood's coveted awards.
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On "The Awards Show Show" from Southern California Public Radio and Vulture.com, longtime Hollywood watchers John Horn and Kyle Buchanan track the movies, stories and trends of awards season. They'll let you in on insider gossip, talk with Oscar hopefuls and track industry buzz to figure out who's up, who's down, and who's currently leading the race for Hollywood's coveted awards.

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Episodes

How 'Moonlight' won & what it all means

2/27/2017
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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...

Duration:00:33:42

Dev Patel of 'Lion' & Lin-Manuel Miranda of 'Moana'

2/9/2017
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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...

Duration:00:37:45

'Moonlight's' Barry Jenkins & the politicization of awards season

2/3/2017
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"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...

Duration:00:37:36

Oscar Noms Analyzed

1/24/2017
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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

Duration:00:25:24

Our Oscar predictions

1/19/2017
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The dynamic co-hosts of The Awards Show Show podcast put all their analytical awards power into making final Oscar predictions before the actual nominees get announced by the Academy next week. Kyle Buchanan of vulture.com and John Horn of theframe.org debate the likely picks weighing their hopes with pragmatism. Who from "Hidden Figures" will get the nod? Can Annette Bening get in on that Best Actress race with "20th Century Women?" Will the Academy nominate old favorites like Meryl...

Duration:00:30:32

Andrew Garfield gets political; PGA & BAFTA noms

1/13/2017
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Andrew Garfield joins co-hosts Kyle Buchanan and John Horn to discuss "Silence" and "Hacksaw Ridge," but also to dive candidly into our cultural moment. What does he really think of "this sick man" Donald Trump, and what was it like to experience Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech in the room when it happened? Before that expansive conversation, John and Kyle discuss the Globes and the nominations out of the Producer's Guild (PGA) and BAFTA. Get The Awards Show Show podcast on iTunes:...

Duration:00:41:25

Happy New Year! WGA noms, Golden Globes and our fantasy Oscar shockers

1/6/2017
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​It’s our first show of the new year, and boy do we have a lot to talk about! The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees for best drama, comedy and documentary screenplays this week. Hosts John Horn of The Frame and Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com try and read the WGA tea leaves for predictions. Plus, this weekend’s Golden Globes are sneaking up quickly — John just can’t wait. Oscar noms are still a few weeks away, but do we really live in a world where Mel Gibson actually has a shot...

Duration:00:27:30

#OscarsSoWhite is not canceled

12/29/2016
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#Oscarssowhite changed the conversation around the awards season and Hollywood generally. April Reign, the creator of that hashtag joins The Awards Show Show co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com and John Horn of theframe.org. While 2016 had some films by and starring African Americans she cautions people who want to "cancel" #OscarsSoWhite and she asks where are the films the reflect the Latino experience? Where are the Asian American-Pacific Islander filmmakers? Where are the LGBTQIA...

Duration:00:23:39

Best movies of 2016; 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Rachel Bloom talks 'La La Land'

12/22/2016
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Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of vulture.com and John Horn of theframe.org wow each other with their picks for the best films of 2016. With minimal overlap they name movies both big and small– some in the awards race and others not– that they believe are worth watching from the year that was. Then co-creator and star of The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Rachel Bloom joins the show to share her take on "La La Land" and to talk about musicals on the big and small screen. Subscribe to this podcast on...

Duration:00:35:40

What are the best screenplays of 2016?; SAG noms analyzed

12/15/2016
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Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of vulture.com and John Horn, host of The Frame, debate the best screenplays of 2016 with Franklin Leonard, founder/CEO of The Black List, an annual survey of the most liked unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. They discuss what goes into a good script and lament the lack of women and people of color who get their screenplays produced. Also, Kyle analyzes the SAG nominations for the acting races and parses if they could be predictive of Oscar. Subscribe to The Awards...

Duration:00:40:02

What makes a good Oscar host?; 'Arrival' director Denis Villeneuve

12/8/2016
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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...

Duration:00:33:46

How can film critics affect the Oscars and how can bias affect criticism?

12/2/2016
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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:...

Duration:00:24:12

Best actor race: Affleck vs Washington, Costner vs Ali?; Spirit Award noms

11/23/2016
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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:...

Duration:00:27:47

How Donald Trump shook up the Oscar race

11/17/2016
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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...

Duration:00:29:00

The post-election relevance of 'Arrival'; who should host the Oscars?

11/10/2016
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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"...

Duration:00:23:37

Academy Award season begins with #OscarsSoWhite still in mind

10/27/2016
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The Awards Show Show season two begins with a prediction that there will not be a third straight year of #OscarsSoWhite. Co-hosts Kyle Buchanan of Vulture.com and The Frame's John Horn discuss the diversity of this year's potential nominees, including "Moonlight," "Loving" and "Fences." And they debate the award prospects for "The Birth of a Nation" after so much controversy and a poor box office performance. Also, how did Viola Davis shake up the actress race this week? We'll get into...

Duration:00:25:11