AwardsWatch Oscar and Emmy Podcasts (oscars)
Podcasts from AwardsWatch on the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG and more.
Oscar Podcast #17: AFI - Selma Soars, American Sniper Shoots Blanks

Big happenings with some major premieres of Oscar hopefuls at AFI this last week in the form of SelmaAmerican Sniper and A Most Violent Year give the Gold Rush Gang (Richard, Jason and myself, Erik) a lot to talk about in this podcast. We discuss the mixed test screening (attended by a trio of AwardsWatchers) that led to some frantic predictions changes to a complete reversal after its stellar debut at AFI. American Sniper didn't fare as well and might be out the majors as a result and A Most Violent Year gets the reviews it needed to stay in the race. 

We also discuss various tech predictions like Cinematography, Film Editing, Visual Effects and the Sound Categories. Is once frontrunner Interstellar out of the running here? Will a Best Picture frontrunner find itself with a few extra tech noms to pad its total? Can Roger Deakins finally win?

We end with some Independent Spirit Awards talk and predictions. Those are announced on Tuesday the 25th (not the 24th as I keep mentioning in the podcast) and we'll have a follow-up podcast post-nominations and before the wealth of critics awards start rolling in during the first week of December. 

Direct download: Oscar_Podcast_17.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT

Oscar Podcast #16: Where Have Selma and Unbroken Gone?

In this new Oscar podcast, Erik, Kenneth, Matt M and Peter discuss where Selma and Unbroken are in the race. Have they fallen? Are they steady? With a handful of AwardsWatch members having just seen the first and only Selma screening, there's lots to tell and lots to talk about. 

We also take a crack at the juicy Best Actor category, overflowing with potential contenders with Michael Keaton in Birdman, Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything, Jack O'Connell in Unbroken and Sony Pictures Classics' dilemma of too many players. Of course, we also talk about Best Actress and just how locked Julianne Moore is for Still Alice

Later we talk about the resurgence of Into the Woods and its Best Picture chances and ponder some of the documentary and foreign language film contenders.

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_16.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

Oscar Podcast #15: Venice, Telluride and TIFF festivals; Birdman, A Most Violent Year, Wild, The Imitation Game

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In this podcast, Peter and Jason (Dirk Diggler!) join Erik to discuss the flurry of fall festivals, including the just opened Venice Film Festival which began with rapturous reviews for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. We also venture into Telluride and TIFF (which Jason is attending), discuss Harvey Weinstein's track for The Imitation Game and the recent first test screening (attended by AwardWatch members) of A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. That breaks into a discussion of Supporting Actress which covers Chastain, Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern, Keira Knightley and Carmen Ejogo (which itself breaks off into a conversation about Selma). And all in under an hour and a half! Bonus!

Direct download: Oscar_Podcast_15.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 8:21am PDT

Oscar Podcast #14: Selma, Unbroken, Director, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress

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In this Oscar podcast the gaggle of Gold Rush Gang members (Erik, Matt M, Kenneth and Evan) dish on all things ladies; Lead Actress, Supporting Actress plus the hot Best Director race that could feature, for the first time, two women - Angelina Jolie and Ava DuVernay. We also discuss their films, Unbroken and Selma, respectively. 

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_14.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 8:48am PDT

Oscar Podcast #13: Post-Cannes Predictions

In this podcast, Erik, Peter and new Gold Rush Gang member Matt L. discuss the Cannes Film Festival and its winners and losers and how it will affect the Oscar race. We also discuss our current Oscar predictions, featuring Foxcatcher, Unbroken, Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, Harvey Weinstein and Fox Searchlight.

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_13.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

AwardsWatch Oscar Podcast #12: April 19, 2014 - Cannes Film Festival Announcement and First Oscar Predictions

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In this Oscar podcast Erik, Peter and Richard discuss the Cannes Film Festival lineup for 2014 and how it may affect or reflect the Oscar potential for films like Foxcatcher and The Homesman. We also analyze our first predictions of the season and compare them with the forum polls, featuring Gone Girl, Big Eyes, Interstellar and A Most Violent Year. There also might be a little bit of shade directed at Gold Rush Gang member Jason, aka Dirk Diggler. Enjoy!

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_12.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

AwardsWatch Oscar Podcast #11: FINAL Oscar Predictions!

In this epic Oscar podcast, recorded February 25th, 2014, Erik, Ben, Kenneth and Peter discuss their final Oscar predictions, possibly change their minds in the middle of the conversation. Meanwhile, Erik forgets 12 Years a Slave isn't nominated for Original Score, Cate Blanchett gets unironic love from the group and one of the straight guys throws the biggest shade?

Settle in folks, because this 'cast clocks in at 2h 25m. But it's so worth it. 

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_11.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 7:47am PDT

Oscar Podcast #10: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - BAFTA Preview and Predictions

In this podcast, Erik and Peter discuss their BAFTA predictions plus mull over the recent surge by Captain Phillips in some very important precursors. Oh, and Erik's house catches fire. 

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_10.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

In this epic podcast, recorded Monday, January 13, 2014, Erik and Kenneth discuss the recent Golden Globe winners and make our final Oscar nomination predictions. Wigs are flying so sit tight.

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_9.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 7:05am PDT

AwardsWatch Oscar Podcast #8: January 11, 2014

On this podcast, recorded Friday, January 10, 2014, Erik, Ben and Long discuss the DGA and BAFTA nominations and their predictions for the Golden Globe winners this Sunday. 

Direct download: AwardsWatch_Oscar_Podcast_8.mp3
Category:Oscars -- posted at: 6:38am PDT