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Podcasts from the AwardsWatch forums on the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG and more.
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Podcasts from the AwardsWatch forums on the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG and more.

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Emmy Podcast #26: The Drama Categories with guest Amanda Spears

6/16/2019
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Is Game of Thrones running away with the Drama Series Emmy win? All signs point to yes but that doesn't mean there isn't a conversation to be had about this year's drama races. I am joined once again by Amanda Spears to break down Drama Series, Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress (guest, writing and directing categories will be tackled later). In this podcast we tackle if GOT can break NYPD Blue's all-time record for most nominations by a show in a single season, how...

Duration:00:42:15

Emmy Podcast #25: The Limited Series Categories with guest Amanda Spears

6/16/2019
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We're right in the middle of the Emmy voting period for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, making it high time for an Emmy podcast. Returning champion Amanda Spears and I discuss the likely nominees, if When They See Us can dominate the acting categories, how Deadwood, Chernobyl, Fosse/Verdon and Sharp Objects will fare and if there's any room for major surprises. This podcast runs 57m 10s with music. Opening: Trailer for When They See Us (Netflix) Closing: "New York City By Day," by...

Duration:00:41:07

Emmy Podcast #24: The Comedy Series categories with guest Amanda Spears

5/6/2019
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In our first Emmy podcast of the 2018/2019 season, I am joined by Amanda Spears, who has been detailing her Emmy predictions here over the last few weeks. In this episode we tackle the Comedy Series categories and the battle that seems to be between Veep's final season and the second season of the history-making winner from last year, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Will this focus on only these two shows (and their acting components like Julia Louis-Dreyfus vs Rachel Brosnahan and Alex...

Duration:01:09:48

Oscar Podcast #74: The 91st Academy Awards Post-Mortem with guest Tomris Laffly

2/25/2019
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The 2018-2019 awards season pulled itself across the finish line last night with the 91st Academy Awards giving Best Picture to Green Book. The night gave us the widest spectrum of wins where Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book sit beside BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther and If Beale Street Could Talk as Oscar winners in the same year, from the same voting body. On this 74th podcast, the Oscar post-mortem, I am joined by New York film critic Tomris Laffly of Time Out and RogerEbert.com to work...

Duration:01:03:38

Oscar Podcast #73: FINAL Oscar winner predictions with guest Amanda Spears, creator of the #PresentAll24 movement

2/18/2019
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Welcome to the AwardsWatch Final Oscar Winner Predictions Podcast! I am honored to be joined by Amanda Spears, the creator of the #PresentAll24 hashtag and movement that brought film and Oscar fans together when the Academy and show producers announced it would be pushing four categories to commercial breaks. The wave of social media support to keep all 24 categories on the live broadcast moved actors, directors and filmmakers to join the push and late last Thursday night, they reversed...

Duration:01:59:57

Interview: Betsy West and Julie Cohen, Oscar-nominated directors of 'RBG'

2/15/2019
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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and...

Duration:00:23:44

Oscar Podcast #72: Post-Nominations Talk with guest Valerie Complex

1/22/2019
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The 2019 Oscar nominations happened less than 12 hours ago and on this 72nd podcast I am joined by the awesome Valerie Complex to talk about the nominations we liked, what we didn't like and where we think the Academy is heading with these choices. We dig in on the good (Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, LGBTQ character inclusion) but also talk about how a group that makes impressive and inclusive choices like nominating Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira (ROMA) can continue to fall back...

Duration:00:53:28

Oscar Podcast #71: FINAL Oscar nominations predictions with guest Will Mavity

1/17/2019
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Here it is. The FINAL Oscar nominations predictions podcast and, as usual, it's a big one. I am joined by Next Best Picture's Will Mavity for this 71st Oscar Podcast and we dig in on how wild this season has been so far, with films being hit with controversy, the continuing chasm between critics and audiences and where we think the Academy is going to lean as a result. Predictions start off with Visual Effects and build up through the techs into the top 8 of Original Screenplay, Adapted...

Duration:02:48:28

Oscar Podcast #70: The Best Actress Breakdown with guest Isabel Custodio

11/30/2018
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This 70th AwardsWatch Oscar podcast I am joined by someone I've followed and enjoyed listening to for a long time, Isabel Custodio. You may know her better as be kind rewind from her fantastic YouTube videos that deconstruct the Best Actress Oscar races over the last 90 years. Always succinct and thoughtful; thorough and completely engaging, Isabel's passion for the Oscars, and especially, the history of actresses, is a natural fit for the AW podcast and I am so happy she was able to come...

Duration:02:01:38

Oscar Podcast #69: Breaking Down the Acting Categories with guest Kyle Buchanan

10/24/2018
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In this titillating 69th Oscar podcast, I am joined once again by returning guest Kyle Buchanan, newly of The New York Times where he has his own column called The Carpetbagger. Kyle and I kick the tires on all four acting categories, taking a closer look at co-leads running in Supporting (like Best Supporting Actor frontrunner Mahershala Ali for Green Book) to a seemingly barren Best Actor season (with only two 'locks' in the form of Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born and Christian Bale...

Duration:01:37:35

Oscar Podcast #68: Fall festivals post-mortem and more with guest Kristy Puchko

10/15/2018
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On the 68th AwardsWatch Oscar podcast I am joined by Kristy Puchko, Managing Editor of Pajiba and we dig into what we saw at the fall festivals, what we liked and didn't like with Kristy talking a bit about her recent trip to Fantastic Fest. We land on a long conversation about A Star Is Born, talking about elements both good and bad and the differences between festival audiences and audiences at large. Then we move into talk about the year of 'skater' movies including Skate Kitchen,...

Duration:02:05:13

Interview: Brian A. Kates, Emmy-nominated editor for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

8/21/2018
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Since graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Brian A. Kates has edited many acclaimed films, with 14 films selected to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and 5 films in Cannes. He has been honored with an Emmy Award for his work on Taking Chance, and an Emmy nomination for editing the pilot episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He also won two ACE Eddie Awards for his work on Bessie and Lackawanna Blues, in addition to two other Eddie Award nominations. His...

Duration:00:41:31

Interview: Christopher Scott, Emmy-nominated choreographer from 'So You Think You Can Dance'

8/12/2018
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Christopher Scott never wanted to dance. Now he's a three-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Choreography. After his mother packed him and his sister from Maryland to Hollywood to give them better opportunities, Scott defied having to enter a dance class, opting for track and field instead. "If you had told me I was going to be a dancer I would have laughed in your face," he says. He entered Hollywood High School in the 9th grade, and applied and was accepted into the performing arts...

Duration:00:25:20

Interview: Meghan Kasperlik, Emmy-nominated costume designer for 'Fahrenheit 451'

8/9/2018
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Costume designer Meghan Kasperlik has made a name for herself in the world of feature films after first cutting her teeth in the fashion industry and then television. Out of college she jumped at the opportunity to work with the legendary Patricia Field (Emmy winner for Sex and the City, Oscar nominee for The Devil Wears Prada). Building her resume on shows like Hope & Faith, Cashmere Mafia and Royal Pains, Meghan made the jump to feature films, working as an assistant costume...

Duration:00:33:17

Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

8/9/2018
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There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony...and they're not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters like Black Panther, Mission: Impossible Fallout and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, can be assured...

Duration:01:36:22

Interview: Bill Groom, Emmy-winning production designer for 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

8/9/2018
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Bill Groom is no stranger to the Emmys, he's a four-time winner for HBO's Boardwalk Empire. With its expansive sets and designs of Atlantic City, both the boardwalk and interiors, Groom was more than ready to take on the mid-century look of New York City for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which earned 14 Emmy nominations for its freshman season, including one for Groom's meticulously detailed production design. In my interview with Groom we discuss his incredible body of work which...

Duration:00:36:38

Interview: Cort L. Hessler III, Emmy-winning stunt coordinator of 'The Blacklist' (and nominated again this year!)

8/2/2018
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Cort L. Hessler lll, with his 2014 Emmy for Stunt Coordination on 'The Blacklist' Emmy-winning stunt coordinator Cort L. Hessler lll got his start in Florida, where he grew up, at Disney when the theme park came to his high school scouting for talent. He water skied, did live shows, anything and everything that was available to him. When Universal Studios opened in 1990 he auditioned for, and got, a Miami Vice-style show in the park's lagoon and that kicked off his film and television...

Duration:00:20:19

Interview: Ben Kutchins, Emmy-nominated cinematographer of 'Ozark'

8/1/2018
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For Ben Kutchins, his love of film and filmmaking started out the way it did for a lot of kids; finding an old 35mm camera in a parent's drawer, dusting it off and giving it a go. Looking at life through a lens became a hobby, then a passion and during college he interned, as many people who are interested in film and live in Northern California do, at Lucasfilm. That internship turned into a job but he saw the tides turning from film to digital and that he was on track to a working at a...

Duration:00:42:41

Oscar Podcast #66: What's in and what's out of the Venice and Toronto Fest lineups with guest Daniel Joyaux

7/27/2018
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This week gave us the lineups of two of the fall's biggest festivals, Venice and Toronto. On this 66th Oscar podcast, I am joined by freelance film writer (you can find his work at Vanity Fair, Moviemaker magazine and more) and publications editor for the Sundance Film Festival, Daniel Joyaux. While these festival announcements always give us great intel on how studios are positioning their fall and winter awards releases, it's often the films that are missing that give us even bigger...

Duration:03:41:21

Interview: Sean Callery, Emmy-winning composer of 'Jessica Jones,' 'Homeland, '24'

7/26/2018
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From left: 'Jessica Jones' creator Melissa Rosenberg, Netflix's Ted Sarandos with Sean Callery with Emmy win for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Netflix's Jessica Jones (photo: Image24 PR) It doesn't get more Emmy-tastic in the Music Composition categories than Sean Callery. Callery has received 17 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, making him one of the most nominated composers of all time. 10 of his Emmy nominations are for the hit Fox drama 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland,...

Duration:00:20:57