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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ and the 10 Types of Oscar Bait You Meet in Hell

Sean and Amanda discuss Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close, and deep dive into the history of a tricky subcategory: Oscar bait

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Ron Howard’s adaptation of JD Vance’s bestselling memoir hits Netflix this week—Sean and Amanda look at the film and the careers of stars Amy Adams and Glenn Close, including their chances at their first-ever Academy Award win (1:00). Hillbilly Elegy also inspired a deep dive into the history of a tricky subcategory: Oscar bait. What is it? When did it start? What movies count as Oscar bait? Sean and Amanda break it all down (27:00).

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