1917 has run roughshod over the preliminary awards shows, dominating at the BAFTAs over the weekend. Does a WGAs win for Parasite create any daylight for the South Korean sensation? Amanda and Sean break down the film’s chances with a deep dive into the preferential balloting system that the Academy uses to determine its Best Picture winner (2:15). Then, they make the case for Parasite as the right pick for the prize, celebrating its writing, production design, performances, direction, and so much more (37:02).
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Plus: We make the case for ‘Parasite’
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s return to television adds to an upswing of series centered on the humorous side of crime
Other Prestige TV Hall of Fame episodes from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ and ‘Succession’ can be found in the ‘Prestige TV Podcast’ feed
Is San Francisco winning because of Jimmy G or in spite of him? Sunday’s NFC championship game could be a referendum on one of the splashiest moves of the offseason—and what the Niners did next.
Plus, some thoughts on ‘Selling Sunset’ and ‘Vanderpump Rules’