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

8/2/2018
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Cort Hessler, with his 2014 Emmy for Stunt Coordination on 'The Blacklist' Emmy-winning stunt coordinator Cort Hessler 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 stunt career....

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

Interview: Emmy-nominated composer Nathan Barr on 'The Americans' and reviving a classic Wurlitzer organ

7/19/2018
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Composer Nathan Barr has received critical acclaim for his unmatched versatility, incorporating eclectic instruments from musical cultures across the world. Nathan recently completed construction on his new 8,000 square foot personal studio in Tarzana, California that can house 50-60 musicians. The studio, Bandrika (named after the fictional country in Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, which I had forgotten!), houses the original Wurlitzer pipe organ that was installed at Fox studios in 1928...

Duration:00:22:23

Interview: Cindy O'Connor - Emmy-nominated composer of 'Once Upon a Time'

7/18/2018
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Before earning an Emmy nomination last week for her work on the series finale of Once Upon a Time, Cindy O'Connor began her career as a musical theater composer...well, actually it goes back further than that. Her parents love to regale their friends with stories of Cindy composing at the age of 5, writing song on her keyboard called "The Aku-Aku Foot Disease" while her family was living in Japan. It all began there. Flash forward to 1993, writing the music for All That He Was in...

Duration:00:20:19

Emmy Podcast #23: FINAL Emmy nomination predictions with guest Joey Moser of Awardsdaily TV

7/9/2018
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Buckle in, kids, this is a doozy. On this FINAL Emmy nominations prediction podcast, I am joined by Awardsdaily TV's Joey Moser. The shade will be deep and the tea is steeped. Starting off with the Drama categories, working our way up from Guest to Lead to Supporting and Drama Series itself, Joey and I debate if Westworld can hold its own against the return of Game of Thrones and how both will do in the face of The Handmaid's Tale's second season after a first season domination at last...

Duration:02:51:06

Emmy Podcast #22: Analyzing the Emmy Nominating Ballots with GoldDerby's Riley Chow

6/12/2018
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It's Emmy season and in podcast #22 I am joined by GoldDerby contributing editor and Emmy super sleuth Riley Chow. The Emmy nominating ballots were revealed yesterday and Riley and I begin the podcast by discussing any anomalies in the submission list and the Guest vs Supporting categories and new(ish) 50% rule. Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale will likely make up a large portion of guest and supporting acting nominations and Riley and reveal our thoughts on where we think each show...

Duration:01:31:59

Cannes Podcast #2: Post-fest impressions, best and worst plus dream juries with guest Aaron Locke

5/26/2018
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It's one week after the close of the 71st Cannes Film Festival and guest Aaron Locke, who guested on the first Cannes podcast, returns to chat with me about it. We talk about Aaron's impressions as a first-time visitor of the fest, those early pieces about the lack of prestige and importance of Cannes and then move into our favorites like Burning, Shoplifters and Lazzaro Felice and least favorites (sorry, Godard) of the two week extravaganza. We close revealing our picks for dream jury...

Duration:02:49:32

Cannes Podcast #1: Festival preview with guest Aaron Locke

5/4/2018
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In this very first AwardsWatch Cannes Podcast, I am joined by Aaron Locke, who will be attending the festival for the first time. This will be my third but first as press under my own moniker. We both of a slew of films we're looking forward to and why. A truly international festival, Aaron and I chat about the new Lee Chang-Dong (Burning), Kore-eda (Shoplifters) and Knife + Heart from Yann Gonzalez. On the American side, two films are represented - Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman with John...

Duration:01:59:21

Interview: Leonardo Nam - Taking the Westworld by Storm

4/23/2018
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I chatted with Screen Actors Guild nominee Leonardo Nam, star of HBO's Emmy-winning sci-fi series Westworld, which just had its second season premiere last night. We talked at length about the importance of visibility, opportunity and representation in films and television and his early role models and acting idols, Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Korean parents and then raised in Australia, Nam knows a little something about cultural diversity....

Duration:00:55:21

Emmy Podcast #21: Talking Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale, Roseanne and One Day at a Time with Vox.com's Todd VanDerWerff

4/4/2018
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In the first Emmy podcast of the 2017-2018 television season I am joined by a familiar voice - Vox.com's editor-at-large Todd VanDerWerff. The first hour of this 90-minute podcast focuses heavily on the Outstanding Drama race which sees the return of Game of Thrones after taking a year off and now going up against last year's winner The Handmaid's Tale. How will that affect the return of Westworld? Its 22 nominations last year are likely to take a hit with Game of Thrones competing...

Duration:01:48:51

Oscar Podcast #65: FINAL Oscar winner predictions with Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson

2/28/2018
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It's all down to this. Oscar voting is now over and the big show is on Sunday. In this 65th podcast I am thrilled to be joined by Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson. READ: Why Should I Care About the Oscars? This podcast focuses quite a bit on the race itself, how this season has gotten us to three possible Best Picture winners, the obstacles it took to get there and how our predictions were led by passion and gut versus simple statistics. Will it be Three Billboards? The Shape of Water?...

Duration:02:43:49

Oscar Podcast #64: Post-BAFTA Oscar Winner Predictions - Can Get Out Win?

2/19/2018
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In this 64th Oscar podcast, I am joined by Gold Rush Gang member Matt Dinn the day after the BAFTA awards where Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Film and the four acting frontrunners - Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) all repeated their wins from the Critics' Choice, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards in an historic...

Duration:01:20:22

Oscar Podcast #63

1/23/2018
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It's Oscar nomination day and I have Awardsdaily's first lady of Oscar talk Sasha Stone with me to discuss and break down this morning's Oscar nominations and what the state of the race looks like now. 2018 Oscars: 90th Academy Awards Oscar Nominations Sasha and I dig deep into where Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water are after their SAG and PGA wins, what that Martin McDonagh director snub means and how the current brewing backlash of his film could stop it...

Duration:02:52:58

Oscar Podcast #62: FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions plus PGA and SAG thoughts

1/17/2018
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It's Wednesday, January 17th and this is the FINAL Oscar nomination predictions podcast of the 2017-2018 awards season. Through the roller-coaster of this awards season we found ourselves without a true frontrunner until really just this month in Three Billboards but, is it? Can Get Out, Lady Bird or The Shape of Water turn the tide? How did critical frontrunners like Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) stumble once the televised awards started? Gold Rush...

Duration:02:43:59