After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes’s 1917 seems poised for dominance on Oscar night. How did the most exciting race in years become so predictable so quickly? And if there are surprises on February 9, what will they be? Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan debate whether a 1917 Best Picture win would signal a return to unimaginative Academy tradition (1:17). Then they break down the weekend’s box office winners and losers, including Guy Ritchie’s tasteless but entertaining crime romp The Gentlemen (22:32).
Has ‘1917’ Already Locked Up Best Picture? And Is That Bad for the Academy Awards?
After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes’s ‘1917’ seems poised for dominance on Oscar night
The hosts also discuss Jon Moxley’s and Dom Mysterio’s futures
Plus, reacting to recent trailers for ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’
KOC and Nick also debate whether anyone else can win Rookie of the Year besides Evan Mobley and look at who’s going to the Finals this season