Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle are joined once again by Molly Regan to share their thoughts on every major category in the 93rd annual Academy Awards ceremony (including all of the ones they definitely aren’t qualified to discuss, like cinematography).
It’s been a strange year for movies. With studios holding back on releasing their biggest films, there is a field full of unlikely contenders this time around. Will Hollywood take some chances and reward people they’d normally overlook? Probably not. But you’re going to watch anyway, so you might as well hype yourself up by listening to this extra-long episode.
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle share their thoughts on the 92nd annual Academy Awards, which were held this past Sunday. After voicing their disappointment over underwhelming slate of nominees on a recent show (including snubs for things like The Farewell, Knives Out, Midsommar, female directors in general and all of the actors in Parasite), they were pleasantly surprised to discover the Academy was shamed into actually picking the best nominees this year. Joel also shares his thoughts on all nine Best Picture nominees, which he and Molly recently finished watching.
This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “Trouble in Hollywood! (feat. CupcakKe)” by Mise Darling
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This year’s Academy Award nominations are out and they are once again so white and so baffling. In a surprise move, Joker receives the most nominations of any film and it joins Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, JoJo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood and Parasite on the list of Best Picture nominees.
Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle share their thoughts on all of the nominations. They also discuss Hollywood’s love of remakes and the new Birds of Prey trailer.
Joel Murphy and Molly Regan have been tirelessly watching all of the Best Picture nominees in order to get Lars Periwinkle and you, the listener, up to speed before this Sunday’s Academy Award broadcast. Hear their thoughts on all eight films (plus, a few tangents about Joel’s Adam Sandler spec script and Chris Hemsworth being cast as Hulk Hogan).
How do Joel and Molly rank the Best Picture nominees? What utterly bizarre thing does Lady Gaga’s character do in a bathroom in A Star is Born? Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Christ Hemsworth’s 24-inch pythons run wild on you? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.